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  • Army chief says troops strained, calls pace 'unsustainable'

    12/05/2007 6:49:41 AM PST · by RDTF · 85 replies · 101+ views
    Gov ^ | Dec 5, 2007 | National Journal's CongressDailyAM
    The Army's top general Tuesday acknowledged that his soldiers and their families are "stretched" and "stressed" by six years of war and will need a steady commitment of increased funding to keep the Army from sliding into the "hollow" force of the 1970s. Gen. George Casey said the fight between Congress and the White House over the supplemental funding for Iraq and Afghanistan makes his job more difficult and sends "a terrible signal" to the troops fighting the war. In a presentation to the Brookings Institution, the Army chief of staff appeared to try to strike a balance by giving...
  • Tour extension wreaks havoc upon Stryker soldiers’ lives

    08/05/2006 6:55:24 AM PDT · by Bulldaddy · 81 replies · 1,563+ views
    Stryker News ^ | August 3, 2006 | Sean D. Naylor
    BAGHDAD — The extension to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s Iraq deployment has sown chaos in the personal lives of many soldiers in the brigade’s cavalry squadron and imposed tremendous logistical burdens on the unit, problems that could have been avoided, soldiers say, if only the Defense Department had given them a little more warning. The 172nd deployed to Iraq in August 2005 and the bulk of the unit was due to return to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, early this month. But the Pentagon announced July 27 that it was extending the 172nd’s deployment for up to 120 days and...
  • Sanchez to Be Replaced As Iraq Commander

    05/25/2004 6:48:42 AM PDT · by TexKat · 16 replies · 267+ views
    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer in Iraq, Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, will be replaced, administration officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon (news - web sites) also suspended Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski from her command. Both have become symbols of lax supervision at the Abu Ghraib prison where U.S. soldiers allegedly abused Iraqi inmates. Karpinski and other officers in the 800th Military Police Brigade were faulted by Army investigators for paying too little attention to day-to-day operations of the Abu Ghraib prison and for not moving firmly enough to discipline soldiers for violating standard procedures. Karpinski's suspension, which has not yet...