Members of the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade of the North Carolina Army National Guard salute during playing of the National Anthem, during their deployment ceremony in Fayetteville, North Carolina (REUTERS/Ellen Ozier).
How Much Army Is Enough?
February 26, 2014,
The Pentagon's new strategy calls for an active-duty Army of 450,000 soldiers -- the fewest number of full-time soldiers since before World War II. Michael O'Hanlon cautions about cutting too deep as may occur under future budgetary restrictions, but believes that these numbers can be sufficient for our needs.