- By George I. Seffers
- Oct 29, 2000
Gen. Eric Shinseki, Army chief of staff, announced a year ago that the service
would transform itself into a lighter, more mobile and more deadly force
capable of responding to any crisis within 96 hours.
The transformation will take about 30 years to complete and involves
building the capability to gather and disseminate accurate information faster
than enemies to allow faster decision- making. It relies on information
technologies at all levels, from reconnaissance satellites to Global Positioning
System receivers embedded in smart munitions for greater accuracy.