Weapons testing ranges ‘do not match adversary capabilities’

The U.S. military needs to improve its weapons testing ranges to better match the increasing capabilities of potential adversaries, according to the Defense Department’s new director of operational test and evaluation, Robert Behler. In an annual report to Congress, Behler warned that 28 percent of current DoD weapons ranges are in “poor to failing condition” [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.