FPI 2013 Forum Cited in Washington Free Beacon

The Washington Free Beacon’s Daniel Wiser writes:

Budget realities will require some tough choices by the armed services, said retired Gen. John Allen, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

"The services will have to make a choice among readiness, modernization, and size that can permit a force at the end of 13 years of conflict to reinforce the core competencies that we need," he said.

The juggling act has already begun to affect the Obama administration’s planned "pivot" toward the Asia-Pacific region, said Rep. Randy Forbes (R., Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.

That strategy calls for shifting 60 percent of U.S. naval assets to the region by 2020 to promote trade and show support for treaty allies currently engaged in territorial disputes with China in the South and East China Seas.

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