Thursday, January 26, 2006

Conflicted Opinion

Stretched by frequent troop rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has become a "thin green line" that could snap unless relief comes soon, according to a study for the Pentagon.

The Army is "in a race against time" to adjust to the demands of war "or risk `breaking' the force in the form of a catastrophic decline" in recruitment and re-enlistment.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday strongly rejected warnings in a Pentagon-contracted study that the Iraq war risks "breaking" the U.S. Army ...

"The force is not broken," Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon press briefing yesterday. "I just can't imagine someone looking at the United States armed forces today and suggesting that they're close to breaking. That's just not the case.

The forces are stretched ... and I don't think there's any question of that ...


Blogger God Hates This America, Too said...

Nice collections of quotes. Really, what else is there to comment about this? Thankfully the press was honest about the troops depleted supplies, emotionally and physically.

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