Thursday, April 5

How Is This "For The Troops"?

12,000 National Guard troops are now being added to the surge. I bet they are ready to join their well rested and well trained Army brethren

(NBC) The grinding pace of the war is clearly wearing down the Army.

Three Army combat brigades have just been ordered back into Iraq less than a year after they left, and two brigades that were headed for Iraq were unable to take their customary four weeks of desert training at Fort Irwin, Calif.

Defense officials said the quick turnaround could hurt overall readiness by leaving those troops unprepared for other missions.
I've been against cutting off the funding for the troops, but this kind of thing makes me think that it is time to end this now.