|09-27-2004, 01:45 PM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
ANG To Fall Short Of Recruitment Goal
The Army National Guard will fall short by 5000 soldiers this current fiscal year.
With 40 percent of U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan being National Guard and Reserve part-time troops summoned to active duty from civilian life, this will be a big problem as the insurgency grows in Iraq!
U.S. Army Mulls Shorter Iraq, Afghan Combat Duty
By Will Dunham
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is considering shortening yearlong combat tours in Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites) amid concerns the long and perilous duty is making it hard to attract new soldiers and keep current ones, officials said on Monday.
U.S. Army leaders are looking at a length of service closer to the seven-month combat tours of Marines in those war zones, a senior Army official said on condition of anonymity.
But the official said there was concern among some in the Army that this step could undermine units on the battlefield and that any change might be at least two years away.
"Shorter tours cause more turbulence," with more soldiers in transit to and from the combat zones, the official said.
"It affects cohesiveness. It affects their ability to conduct their duty in a combat zone by knowing the terrain, knowing the enemy and knowing who is friendly. People come in and they'll be looking to get out."
Troubling signs already are emerging as the all-volunteer military is put to the test by numerous overseas commitments.
For example, the Army National Guard, made up of part-time soldiers more accustomed in the past to responding to natural disasters in their home states rather than overseas combat duty, conceded it will fall short of its recruitment goal for the current fiscal year, which ends on Thursday.
|09-27-2004, 08:56 PM||#2|
Mo' holla fo' yo' dolla!
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a bunker in an undisclosed location
I just don't understand why the bush youth on this board aren't enlisting in droves, what with their fervent, unconditional support for the boy king and his illegal war.
C'mon fellas--show dubya you're behind his foreign policy genius and this war!
|09-28-2004, 04:24 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hot Springs, Ouachitah
[QUOTE=L.A. BRONCOS FAN]I just don't understand why the bush youth on this board aren't enlisting in droves, what with their fervent, unconditional support for the boy king and his illegal war.[/quote
Totally disrespectufull. Reference to Hitler, then the confusion. Boy king and Illegal war when Iraq was in violation of the cease fire.
This is so funny.
Here is your classic:
"They told me I could get my college degree but then they started shooting at me...mommy I want to go home..."
So if you want to admit it or not that is all that is happening.