Transcript - General Raymond T Odierno

Project: US and the Americas Programme

Chatham House

This is a transcript of a speech made by General Raymond T Odierno, US Army Chief of Staff, on 6 June 2012 at Chatham House.

The General discussed developments in the US Army and future challenges. Of the shift in US military priorities to the Asia-Pacific region, he stressed that this doesn't mean that the US is abandoning other areas. He also expressed concern that if Congress fails to come to an agreement on how it will balance the budget, the military will have to fundamentally change its strategy.

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