Sunday, April 06, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance

Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk
Readiness Is Dangerously Low, Army Chief Says

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put their readiness to fight other conflicts at the lowest level in years.
Petraeus is expected to call for a pause in the planned withdrawal of some 16,000 US forces that had been scheduled for mid-year.
US looks to send more troops to Afghanistan in 2009

The United States expects to add a "significant" number of extra troops to NATO's mission in Afghanistan next year, President George W. Bush has told fellow alliance leaders.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak