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The U.S. Military's Manpower Crisis

Author: Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
July/August 2006
Foreign Affairs


Despite obvious manpower shortages in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration remains wedded to spending defense resources on "transformational" new technologies rather than on new troops. Cutting-edge weapons are critical. But what the United States needs above all are more men and women in uniform.

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