: The U.S. is calling up 30,000 more troops from Ft. Hood.
I know a Marine who has been sitting in the U.S. waiting to go over (frustrated and with morale drooping).
And so it becomes clear that the Pentagon does not only have a new just-in-time supply chain (as I’ve heard radio reporting) but also a new just-in-time troop train. People have been asking whether we have enough soldiers in Iraq. The Pentagon has been stonewalling (remember that quaint phrase) the question. That’s because they don’t want to have to ship over the supplies for soldiers who will sit and wait; they’d rather just wait to ship them over with their supplies.