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October 11, 2006

The Glenn and Helen Show: Army Secretary Francis Harvey on Recruitment, Retention, and Force Structure

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Will there be a draft? How's the Army doing in the Long War? No, and pretty well, according to Dr. Francis Harvey, Secretary of the Army, who notes that recruitment is at a 9-year high and that reenlistment is very strong. Harvey talks about the Army's strength levels, force structure, equipment maintenance loads, and general ability to withstand the stress of the Long War against terrorism. In particular, he responds rather forcefully to claims that the Army is lowering standards to make its recruitment numbers. Plus, we hear about Helen's brief dalliance with the Air Force, and how it may explain the Chinese Embassy bombing. . . .

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