Monday, July 7, 2003
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The manpower crunch
This problem is not going away anytime soon. The war on terrorism requires statebuilding, which requires large numbers of personnel on the ground. Demands for intervention will not be going away anytime soon, as the case of Liberia demonstrates.
My five-cent analysis is that the problem here is that Rumsfeld has paid far more attention to altering the warfighting doctrine than to the resources and training needed for postwar statebuilding. As I noted ten weeks agohere, the administration seems to have boxed itself into a corner on this issue.
UPDATE: I'm pretty sure the U.S. doesn't need to allocate so much manpower for this assignment.posted by Dan on 07.07.03 at 10:15 AM