Planned troop withdrawals won't bring much relief to U.S. military
By Nancy A. Youssef McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
WASHINGTON — Top Defense Department officials testified Wednesday that the Bush administration's plan to withdraw some 20,000 U.S. troops from Iraq this summer will do little to relieve the stress on the Army and Marine Corps.
Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the military was exhausted by the repeated deployments to Iraq.
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