Guess where I read this:
To better cope with Iraq and Afghanistan and prepare for other potential crises, the active-duty Army should be increased by about 100,000. That would still amount to a smaller force than the one the United States easily maintained during the 1980’s and should not require a return to conscription. Instead, recruits should be attracted by allowing enlistees to fulfill their entire service obligation through four years of active duty and ending senseless and offensive restrictions on openly gay people serving in the military and on women serving in combat.
To pay for expanding the Army, the Pentagon should trim the Navy by at least one carrier group and the Air Force by two flight wings. Additional savings can be realized by further scaling back the Air Force’s F/A-22 stealth fighter and the Navy’s DD(X) destroyer, deferring further construction of Virginia-class attack submarines and acknowledging that ballistic missile defense is not ready to graduate from research to early deployment.
If you guessed the Strategy Page, Jane’s Defence, Defenselink, or any other place probably at least remotely capable of discussig these issues intelligently, you would be wrong. Instead, these is the lead editorial in the NY Times. Gail Collins probably cribbed notes from one of Chuck Schumer’s aides.