A Hollow Army - How the Bush Regime Broke America's Military

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- Gen. Barry McCaffrey

James Kitfield is more than a war correspondent or Pentagon or national security reporter. He's lived and breathed military issues for many years. No one except Kitfield has won the Gerald R. Ford Award for reporting on national defense issues more than once - he's the only two time winner in the award's history. So, when Kitfield writes a lengthy and well sourced article on the readiness of the U.S. military, people listen (except for, naturally, the obvious tone deaf non-readers in the Bush administration's chain of command).

Why do I need to give you this introduction? To preface the following article by credentialing Mr. Kitfield - because the story he tells isn't brought to us by some far left cassandra - and it ought to be leading every news broadcast and frontpaged above the fold in every newspaper...

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