New Army command aims to help counter China, Russia threats

WASHINGTON – Army leaders say that the creation of a new Texas-based Army command focused on the future will help the service to adapt to the new threats of the powers, such as China and Russia, after years of counterinsurgency warfare.

The Army’s chief-of-staff, Gen. Mark Milley, tells reporters that the military acknowledged that China and Russia have improved their capabilities, while the U.S. has the combat insurgents in the last 16 years.

Milley said the Army is in the midst of a change in the character of the war. He says modernisation programmes had been set aside to wage the current struggle.

In response, the Army says that the launch of Futures Contract in Austin, Texas, to ensure that the service is ready for future wars.

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