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01 June 2008

The Proud, The Few

Thomas Donnelly and Frederick W. Kagan published an interesting commentary in the New York Post about the treatment the Democrats are advocating for the Army and the Marines. They have reduced these proud forces to a new class of victims. They claim they are "broken." In "The Proud, The Few" Donnelly and Kagan point out that the Army and the Marines are too effective as fighting forces to be termed broken, though the policy of keeping them understrength relative to the size of their tasks is very much in need of being addressed by Congress. Instead of using the fact that they are overstretched as an excuse for surrender, Congress should enlarge the voluntary forces so that they can handle the strains of fighting terrorists and Islamic radicals who wish to force Islam upon the rest of the world.

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