Just Monday, five U.S. soldiers were killed in an attack near Mosul. Yes, even as troop numbers were beginning to be drawn down, American military commanders in Iraq warned this week that perhaps the troop withdrawal should be frozen this summer to determine the effect.
The war, long dominant as the issue of most importance to voters, has been supplanted by the economy. But the war and its effects are far reaching.
A new report Thursday told us that the military and National Guard are not ready for a catastrophic attack on America; not ready at home because they're stretched too thin in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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