While insisting he hasn’t decided on whether to increase troop levels in Iraq, President Bush sounds pretty clear about permanently increasing the size of the Army and Marine Corps.
“We need to reset our military,” Bush said today. It’s a change of course for the president, who opposed the same idea last summer. The announcement comes amid warnings from both Congress and the Pentagon that Afghanistan and Iraq have stretched U.S. forces to a breaking point — and concern that America’s most committed foes are keenly aware of the fact.
Bush, by the way, also altered his assessment of the war in Iraq, saying, “We’re not winning; we’re not losing.”
Thanks for clearing that up.
Posted by Dave Knadler
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