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Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 million Guard/Reserve) too big or too small?

Too big5 %5 %5 % 5.41 % (8)
Too Small52 %52 %52 % 52.03 % (77)
Just Right6 %6 %6 % 6.76 % (10)
Need more Guard/Reserve8 %8 %8 % 8.11 % (12)
Need more Active Duty24 %24 %24 % 24.32 % (36)
Need less Guard/Reserve0 %0 %0 % 0.68 % (1)
Need less Active Duty0 %0 %0 % 0.68 % (1)
No Opinion2 %2 %2 % 2.03 % (3)

Total votes: 148
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Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by Anonymous
on Feb 17, 2002

the way i see things peace through superior fire power it works for me.


Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by David
on Feb 18, 2002

"The Peacemaker" I think this slogan, painted on the wall of the enlisted chow hall of the USS IOWA, says it all.


Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by Anonymous
on Feb 18, 2002
As we have in past history, we are allowing our military to erode below the strengths that should be maintained to protect ourselves.
If we had compulsory military training and service for all citizens, both male and female, this would not be a problem. (that's another topic, though.

Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by Anonymous
on Feb 20, 2002

We have to ,"get to, be at, maintain," a true "ready reserve." Ready for whatever it might take to enhance, maintain and defend the USA and her citizens.


Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by Anonymous
on Feb 21, 2002
"as many as 20% of the soldiers are troops who exist on paper only, according to Guard members and government investigators."
If 260,000 of our troups are ghost soldiers, we are in deep shit.
Joy

Re: Is America's military (1.4 million active and 1.3 millio
by Gimpy
on Feb 23, 2002
I would like to see more reservists and national guard. A strong citizen soldier integrated into the fabric of a nation makes for a stronger nation. I would like to see a mandatory draft for all who are between 18 - 25.

Keith

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