Thursday, December 09, 2004

Rumsfeld Gets An Ear-Full.

Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld received harsh questioning from troops in Kuwait. The soldiers questioned why vehicle armor has been in short supply and on the military’s stop-loss policies. Rumsfeld said, “You go to war with the Army you have.” What’s unclear is that between the 148 billion used on the war so far, as well as the 400 billion dollars spent on defense, just how expensive is body armor?

2 Comments:

Blogger RTO Trainer said...

Stop-loss is not well understood. When stop-loss is in effect, the soldiers of a unit that has been alerted for deployment my not End Term of Service (ETS) or retire unless for attaining maximum military age (60), until either stood-down from alert or 90 days after redeploying (returning home). At either point all those who would have separated, do so. Nothing sinister in this. It is a policy that allows the military to stabilize rosters for planning purposes. Nothing more.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

I've placed a lengthy rebuttal of rto trainer's comments on stop loss over on Swerve Left (http://swerveleft.blogspot.com).

10:25 PM  

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