About 500,000 soldiers are currently in the Army. Plans call for it to increase to about 512,000 in the foreseeable future. But even reaching that level may take time. Growing beyond that, if authorized, would take even longer. And the need is pressing now, note experts.Bring on the barbarian mercenaries!
Short of obligatory national service, moves such as opening the US military to foreigners with no US ties, but who wish to move toward US residence or citizenship, might be necessary for the Army to grow in a reasonable amount of time.
Friday, September 22, 2006
'Decline and Fall of the American Empire' Watch
I'm sure Henry will appreciate this excerpt from a CSM story on US troop commitments in Iraq: