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Strength Talk



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Meanwhile, the debate over troop strength goes on. There are two pieces out today on conservative sites by military men who support the war, but argue that there should have been more troops–-Barry MacCaffrey and Jack Jacobs. Over at the Washington Post, Jim McDonnough, a retired colonel who’s a strong supporter of “transformation” take the opposing view. This is an important debate, that will have real effects on the shape of our military. The antiwar media and the Democrats are doing their best to coopt and exploit the debate. Despite the risks, I think we have to have it. (And the antiwar types are finding that it isn’t helping them anyway.)



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