Sitting at my dining room table eating a late supper in Temple last week, I noticed the vibrations in the glass of water next to me. It was kind of like “Jurassic Park” without the dinosaurs.

A clear message came out of the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army held in Washington, D.C., last week: Army readiness — the most important aspect of Army training and capability — is heavily dependent on predictable and sustainable budgets.

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