Stretched to the breaking point?

As discussed in the blog below about E.J. Dionne’s latest column, no one can predict in advance what the war with Iraq, and its aftermath, will cost. However, one can predict, as Frederick Kagan does in this Washington Post op-ed, that our ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will leave our military stretched quite thin — too thin, perhaps, to deal effectively with North Korea. Kagan’s call for an increase in the size of the armed forces is therefore persuasive.

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