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The greatest threat to America's military

Hint: It's the GOP
Driftglass pulls together a couple of news stories on the state of our military, which reveal that the U.S. National Guard is "$23 billion in the hole after five years of war and national disasters" and of our standing military, "the Army alone needs $17.1 billion to reset its force in 2007 and anticipates an annual yearly bill of $12 billion to $13 billion until two or three years after the Iraq war ends to reconstitute its equipment back to fighting form." In what I imagine will come as no surprise to anyone paying attention, Congress has not, of course, provided anything remotely close to the necessary funding.
Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
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