21 November 2005

Troop Draw Down Revisited.

On November 7, 2005, I reported to you, dear readers, that the U.S. was planning to draw down troop levels in 2006 from 138,000 to 92,0000, based upon main stream media stories to that effect.

Military blogger Murdoc disagrees and I'm inclined to think that he is right. His most powerful argument:

The problem with the 92,000 number is that it's nothing more than the total size of a partial list. For instance, it contains zero US Marines.

So, we'll see what really happens. Iraq doesn't seem to be getting much more docile, elections notwithstanding, so I don't have high hopes for a withdrawal in the absence of strong, bipartisan Congressional pressure.

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