Filling the Army's Ranks for the Iraq War
This paper assesses the situation of US Army recruitment in the context of the Iraq war. The author describes the war in Iraq as unpopular and states that the end to the Army's staffing problems requires finding an honorable end to the war. The study proposes several strategies for staffing that can help the Army avert a staffing crisis, and calls for civilian and military leaders to recognize the potential severity of the problem and take appropriate actions urgently.
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