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Priorities for the ‘90s

0515 lb 25aThe Honorable Michael P.W. Stone, Secretary of the Army, gave a keynote address at the 1990 AAAA Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. Mr. Stone urged Americans not to be swayed by changes occurring in Europe, and that the Army needed to maintain its modernization program with the following: 1) The Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS) must be preserved in the budget. 2) A new man-portable anti-tank weapon is required. 3) Upgrade of our armor and heavy weapons programs in the face of the persistent threat of Soviet armor. 4) Modernization of the Army’s aviation program; which includes a modernization of the helicopter fleet, including the light helicopter.