US considers expanding army: Pentagon

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is weighing a possible temporary expansion of the US army to ease the strain from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his press secretary said on Wednesday.

Gates was discussing the idea, backed by Senator Joseph Lieberman, with senior officers to add 30,000 troops to the active-duty army, press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, in a time of continuing wars without end, just where SecDef Gates believes he is actually going to find these 30,000 additional troops without the reintroduction of the draft?

And for those who flatly deny that this would ever happen again in the US, consider this: draft boards have already been quietly resurrected all over this country.

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