Years of sustained warfare in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan have led to a massive deterioration in military readiness, despite hundreds of billions of dollars in annual investment. Surprisingly, military units continue reporting readiness levels that indicate that they’re ready to fight and defeat near-peer adversaries. However, military leaders are hesitant to accept that information and data – viewing it as incomplete, inaccurate or somewhat misleading. In this Thought Piece, the experts at Booz Allen discuss why readiness data is so unreliable, and lay out a two-pronged approach to help fix the problem with military systems, and improve readiness.
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