Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Slingshots anyone?

What do I always say? Amateurs talk strategy, experts talk logistics. To wit:

Boosting U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 21,500 would create major logistical hurdles for the Army and Marine Corps, which are short thousands of vehicles, armor kits and other equipment needed to supply the extra forces, U.S. officials said.

The increase would also further degrade the readiness of U.S.-based ground forces, hampering their ability to respond quickly, fully trained and well equipped in the case of other military contingencies around the world and increasing the risk of U.S. casualties, according to Army and Marine Corps leaders.


It's all good to have the best fighting force in the world, but if you can't support them, the war is lost. Worst of all our guys die needlessly.

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