spook of the ozarks

unapologetic liberal

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Let's not expand the military

Unless we want to continue to unnecessarily invade and occupy countries that don't constitute a threat and are unlikely to in the near term, then, given our firepower and related technology -- and with NATO and U.N. support -- about 800,000 soldiers and Marines should be adequate for our needs. The only reason the military is strained is because of Iraq. If we start pulling out now, we can restore our capability in less time and with less deficit spending than this expansion.


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