Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Broken Armies

This is a remarkable paragraph:

The Army needs more than $13 billion within the next 60 days to repair and replace equipment damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the service will have to delay efforts to restore battlefield equipment stocks, a senior Army official said Tuesday.

So if the Army doesn't get $13 billion -- let's say that again for good measure: $13 BILLION -- it will no longer have the ability to resupply itself.

Now that could be an exaggeration that a smart Army congressional liaison is using to guarantee he gets the money, but there are enough folks with stars on their shoulders staying something similar (for a while now too) that it's entirely believable.

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