Army Forces Stretched Thin.

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The commanding general of all Army combat units within the United States estimates that his service needs 40,000 to 60,000 more soldiers "to maintain the level of operations that we have today." The Army today is "extraordinarily stretched," Gen. John W. Hendrix, head of the U.S. Army Forces Command, told a group of defense writers.

The Forces Command alone--which includes most of the Army's combat personnel--needs an $800 million increase to its $3.4 billion budget for this...

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