It's probably all Clinton's (Bill) fault
WASHINGTON - Top Army officials told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the Army is under serious strain and must reduce the length of combat tours as soon as possible.
"The cumulative effects of the last six-plus years at war have left our Army out of balance, consumed by the current fight and unable to do the things we know we need to do to properly sustain our all-volunteer force and restore our flexibility for an uncertain future," said Gen. George Casey, chief of staff of the Army.
Of course, we also learned today that when the surge is "over" there will still be a surge, since 8,000 more troops will be in Iraq than were there before the surge. We also know from McCain that they'll be there for 100 or perhaps 1,000 years. So, it seems unlikely that can be sustained without breaking the army further.
But, of course, we've won the Iraq war!