Peace Time: December 5, 2002

Archives

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has ordered a study of moving key missions from the reserve back to the active force. He was angered to learn that any serious overseas deployment of troops requires calling up reservists who are specialists in key logistics functions. The problem is that he will have to ask Congress for money for more active soldiers to fill these transferred jobs, and then will have to ask Congress to give up some of the National Guard slots which are regarded as a primary way of getting defense dollars into home districts. Thus there will be a lot of Congressional opposition to this new plan, but few in Congress will admit that it's all about pork. --Stephen V Cole

 


Article Archive

Peace Time: Current 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close