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What, More Men For The Army?

Since the war in Iraq began the Bush Administration with Rumsfeld as its talking head, has insisted that the Army could meet its current obligations without growing the force. Many experts on military tactics and policies state that this was impossible given the level of obligation the U.S. Army is currently committed to. Seems they were right (of course we knew they were). The Bush Administration has quietly announced plans to grow the Army by 30,000 men in the near term.

Speaking before the House Armed Services Committee yesterday the Army Chief of Staff, General Peter Schoomaker stated that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gave him the okay "to grow the Army by 30,000 people."

But instead of increasing recruitment, or gasp, instituting the draft, the Bush Administration is extending the enlistment of thousands of soldiers due to leave the service. Is there no end to the Bush Administrations duplicity?

Posted by V. Edward Martin at January 29, 2004 10:31 AM