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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Jul 21, 2004.
Problem: we don't have enough soldiers.
Solution A: increase size of military forces and budget
Solution B: start less wars
Any bets on which solution will prevail?
On a related note, several state governors, especially out here in the Western States are worried about the effects of their National Guard membership being largely deployed overseas (in Iraq, mostly). This concern is in part due to the duties the NG of these states usually perform, notably in Wildfire prevention and control. Many of the best trained individuals for this and other important State safety tasks are now deployed out of Country. There are also many communities, particularily smaller ones, who have lost a large part of their local government (mayors, police chiefs, patrol officers etc.) to this same phenomenon. This has a great potential to put States, already reeling from cuts stemming from Budget deficits, in ever greater strain, endangering the ability of these States to adequately protect and serve their population.
Just a different facet of the problem...FWIW