In One Eye

Saturday, November 08, 2003
Here's the current state of affairs for the US military.
The United States Army's Old Guard is best known for its ceremonial duties. Its soldiers stand vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery and serve in color guards for visiting dignitaries.

But with the Army stretched thin by duties in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of the Guard's troops were recently assigned to a new and unexpected mission. The Guard's B Company, Pentagon officials said, will join the more than 100,000 new troops being dispatched to carry out missions for the United States Central Command.
Maureen Dowd points out that the last time this regiment had to be used for combat duty was during the Vietnam conflict.

It seems as if the day is imminent when no American forces will be in the US. Another example of the Bushies' lack of planning.