TITLE

For Military Leaders, It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

AUTHOR(S)
Sinnreich, Richard Hart
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Army Magazine;Jun2007, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the decision of the U.S. Dept. of Defense to extend the tours of military units deployed or deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, by 90 days. It is pointed out that the Pentagon had no choice because the U.S. Armed Forces does not have sufficient active ground forces to maintain a one-year rotation at the present commitment levels.
ACCESSION #
25397741

 

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