Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Not enough troops?

A new Army study suggests that the US may have to rethink its military strategy do to limited troop resources
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has consistently rejected any contention that the Army is stretched too thin in fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But a new Army study has concluded the service is so strained that the U.S. will soon "need to decide what military capabilities the Army should have and what risks may be prudent to assume."

And this article from Slate breaks down troop distribution with the author coming to this sobering conclusion:
The fact is, the U.S. Army has substantially shrunk since the Cold War ended 15 years ago—to the point where it simply cannot fulfill the Bush administration's global dreams.

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