The U.S. Military's Manpower Crisis

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

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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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