By Jan Rogers,
Announced plans to reduce the Army to 490,000 produced the predictable yelps. CBS News noted that this was the lowest number of troops since the year before World War II; apropos what, I have no idea. The Fox commentators had the vapors. To quote General Stanley McChrystal, “ It’s not how many troops you have, it’s what you do with them.” In World War II you were inducted, learned to march, shoot a rifle, throw a grenade, use a bayonet and you were sent into combat. Today’s Army is made up of men and women trained in highly technical skills that take many years to teach and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to perfect.