Army deployment of rapid force may take longer-GAO


By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - It could take much longer than hoped and vast resources for the U.S. Army to rapidly deploy new Stryker brigades of troops into battle, a Congressional watchdog said in a report released on Monday. It could take five days to two weeks to deploy the forces and require more than one-third of the Air Force's C-17 and C-5 transport planes to send a brigade into action by air, depending on the destination, the General Accounting Office said. ...

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