The U.S. military has a dilemma. Having forgone more than a generation of modernization and facing rising adversaries who are investing in modern military equipment, it has to make a choice: focus on near-term modernization, buy what is available in order to close the gap with adversaries or make a bet to hang on for another decade or two until a new generation of superior technologies is available. The Army and Marine Corps are the two services most challenged by the choice between near-term and far-term modernization. As a result, both are facing the near era of great power rivalry with very limited options when it comes to modernization, particularly for ground combat systems. I have written a commentary for The National Interest here.
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