As existing troops have a third or fourth tour overseas and Bush plans to not listen to anybody except his own arrogance, the need for more troops looms large. Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
TWO weeks ago, President Bush called for a long-term plan to increase the size of the armed forces. As our leaders consider various options for carrying out Mr. Bush’s vision, one issue likely to generate fierce debate is “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the policy that bars openly gay service members from the military. Indeed, leaders in the new Congress are planning to re-introduce a bill to repeal the policy next year.
Equality at gunpoint. If there wasn’t a need for more troops sooner, this never would have become an issue.