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2005

Pentagon says Iraq war erodes military's abilities

by Will Dunham
Tue May 3, 2005 06:11 PM ET
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have constrained its ability to tackle other potential conflicts, making any future war more likely to be longer and bloodier, according to America's top general.

In an annual classified report required by Congress, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said stress on manpower and equipment could limit the ability to win other possible wars as quickly as the Pentagon had previously forecast, defense officials said on Tuesday.

Myers stated in the report that U.S. armed forces would "succeed" in any future major conflict but "may be unable to meet expectations for speed or precision." [...] Read the rest at:
//www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8378541 or //tinyurl.com/c46rv


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