Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday that the new deal is “not a good deal.”
Odiernals approval ratings have sunk to a six-year low, with only one-third of the public approving of the overall strategy, and more than a third saying the deal is not good for the Army.
But Odiernos approval rating fell in May to 32 percent.
The Army is facing several challenges, including the ongoing cost-cutting effort in the Pentagon, and President Donald Trump’s continued criticism of the department.
The deal, approved by a bipartisan Senate committee, will allow the Army to use its new headquarters, called Camp Lejeune, to expand operations in the region and make other investments, including hiring hundreds of additional officers.