Army Reshuffles for Long War


"Pentagon records show one-fifth of the Army's active-duty troops have served multiple tours of war duty while more than 40% haven't been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan," reports USA Today.screen_20050304120900_uzbek-2005030401.jpgSo the Army is "realign[ing] its forces to prevent a small slice of soldiers who are shouldering much of the fighting from wearing out."

The Army is moving soldiers from specialties such as artillery and air defense to high-demand roles: infantry, engineering, military police and intelligence, Special Forces, civil affairs and psychological operations, said Lt. Gen. Michael Rochelle, deputy chief of staff for Army personnel.
Makes sense to me. What do you guys think? And if the Army is doing this, isn't the next logical step to ship more -- way more -- Navy and Air Force types to the Sandbox, too?
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