That’s the opinion of the man in charge of the Reserve:
The head of the Army Reserve has sent a sharply worded memo to other military leaders expressing “deepening concern” about the continued readiness of his troops, who have been used heavily in Iraq and Afghanistan, and warning that his branch of 200,000 soldiers “is rapidly degenerating into a ‘broken’ force.”
Helmly’s memo was addressed to Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army chief of staff, and was sent up the command chain through the office of Gen. Dan K. McNeill, who oversees the Army Forces Command. It surfaced yesterday in the Baltimore Sun.
I presume this memo was leaked for a purpose. Is the draft about to return?