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Les Schaffer schaffer at
Mon Jul 21 08:27:46 MDT 2003

Officials Debate Whether to Seek a Bigger Military

WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The strains on American ground forces as the
Bush administration extends their global missions are prompting new
debates on Capitol Hill and within the Pentagon over the question of
whether the military needs more troops worldwide.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and senior military officers
spent time over the weekend considering how to assign enough soldiers
to fill the long-term mission of stabilizing Iraq while simultaneously
fulfilling other overseas commitments and providing security against
terrorism at home and abroad.

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