View Full Version : factors in reduction in troop levels

12-13-2004, 09:58 AM
Could you folks give a reason for the troop/force reductions in the last 15yrs that won't devolve into Dem/Rep name calling?
My take on it is that soldiers have long term costs without monetary rewards like weapons systems that have lobbiests/vested interests and employment. Given a finite financial pie if one wanted bigger,faster,more effective weapons/devices/communications DOD then it'll require a reduction in labor costs. I'm thinking of what any CEO would do with a business to bring the greatest return to shareholders by reducing labor costs to a bare minimum.