Opinion (William M. Arkin): Why is the Military at a Breaking Point?
I don't question that our military is at a breaking point, I just question why.
We are experiencing record defense budgets and outlays, and yet we have exhausted our troops and worn out our gear.
We have 2.2 million men and women under arms in the active military and reserves and yet we have had a hard time sustaining 150,000 troops in Iraq, and are struggling to increase that force by just 20,000?
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