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  1. Beautifully and succintly put.
    Less succinct, I just saw two links on yahoo (in addition to this morning seeing that they’ve extended the current tours):
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-military25sep25,1,1852611.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
    Army Warns Rumsfeld It’s Billions Short
    An extraordinary action by the chief of staff sends a message: The Pentagon must increase the budget or reduce commitments in Iraq and elsewhere.
    By Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
    September 25, 2006
    WASHINGTON — The Army’s top officer withheld a required 2008 budget plan from Pentagon leaders last month after protesting to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that the service could not maintain its current level of activity in Iraq plus its other global commitments without billions in additional funding.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060925/pl_afp/usiraqmilitarytroops_060925132331;_ylt=AlVTfIxGsLNMla9dsZG2BwBH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTA2ZGZwam4yBHNlYwNmYw–
    US Army looks for ways to send more troops to Iraq
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Army and Marine Corps are looking for ways to send more combat units into the Iraq rotation pool and are considering accelerating the pace of deployments for some brigades in order to keep more than 140,000 troops in the country through at least the spring of 2007.

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