END STRENGTH IN THE EMERALD CITY The majority of members in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) believe the Iraqi deployment and other commitments are pushing the military to the edge of what it is capable of doing. Fifty-one of the 61 members signed a letter from Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last month. They want the Pentagon to reduce its reliance on the National Guard and Reserve units and to enlarge the Army to 12 divisions from the current 10. ...


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