Thursday, September 14, 2006
Democrats warn US army readiness at post-Vietnam low - Yahoo! News
The Chicken Hawks is the WH have descimated the military.
Guess we shouldn't be surprised.
They have certainly effed up everything else.
Democrats warn US army readiness at post-Vietnam low - Yahoo! News:
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Army's combat readiness has fallen to levels not seen since the Vietnam War, undercutting its ability to sustain deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan or to respond to conflicts elsewhere, opposition Democrats warned in a report.
The report attributed the slide to critical shortfalls in equipment, which have made it more difficult for units back home to train with the tanks, armored vehicles and other weapons it will fight with.
'Army military readiness rates have declined to levels not seen since the end of the Vietnam War,' said the report.
Representative John Murtha (news, bio, voting record), who released the report at a press conference here, said he will present a resolution calling for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld 'not only for his past mistakes but for the future of the military.'