The reason senior Army leaders want a bigger army, they are worried about the Army's ability to fight future threats. One official tells ABC News, other than the troops now in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are only about two or three combat brigades, seven to ten thousand troops, fully trained and equipped to respond quickly to a crisis.Like that? We went from a million and then some troops to ten thousand. Ten thousand? North Korea drops a nuke, we've got ten thousand troops fully ready and available to respond, that's it?
This is George Bush's legacy. He's made us into a third world country. But hey, Republicans love the military. To death, it would seem.
- John Aravosis, AmericaBlog