posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 03:38 PM
The military active duty was reduced to appease the call to reduce forces after the fall of the Soviet Union, but what they did was shift the
reductions to the reserves & national guard units, especially in the combat service support, medics, transportation, maintenance etc, which kept the
overall strength high but without having to spend the active duty money on a daily basis.
Basicly it was a shell game to appease the public, "See, look at the active service members totals then and look at them now!" "What a
This works for most of the citizens who don't take the time to look deeper into the subject, and makes for good headlines.
BTW the bigger military you want is not too far away as the draft should be reinstated not long after the national elections this fall, IMO.