The Corner

Rumsfeld

Our own Mac Owens is a critic in important respects. From the New York Post today:

Rumsfeld’s attitude toward land power illustrates this. Early on, the secretary actually sought to go far beyond the Army’s plan and reduce the Army’s force structure from a mix of 10 heavy and light active-duty divisions to eight or fewer light divisions. He wanted to move all the Army’s heavy forces – armored and mechanized infantry – to the National Guard. As thinly stretched as our forces are today in Iraq and Afghanistan, imagine how things would be if the Army were 20 percent smaller and lacking in regular heavy forces.

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