It should be noted that this assessment closely mirrors what the Army has been saying itself, again and again, in private meetings on Capitol Hill.
“There are no more troops to send to Iraq,” Daniel Benjamin writes in Slate. “That is the unmistakable message of an Army briefing making the rounds in Washington. According to in-house assessments… not a single one of the Army’s Brigade Combat Teams — its core fighting units — currently in the United States is ready to deploy. In short, the Army has no strategic reserve to speak of.”
Think that the Iran war talk is anything other than election-year base pandering? Now you know. If America wanted to do more than irritate Iran with scattered bombing we would have to send the Boy Scouts.
I feel safer. Don’t you?