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Stretched Troop Fallacy

[CentCom.mil|Staff Sgt.Kevin Moses Sr]
"We've been hearing quite a bit about "Stretched Troops" from MSM,
and US Senators lately, dispite reliable Military reports which indicate otherwize.
Below: Exact compilation (see below; verbatim) of an interview by General George W. Casey at combined press information Center from Diwaniyah- Iraq. Out of which, Associate Press later released a report that the military was "stretched"...(see below)
[CentCom.mil|Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Moses Sr]
Memo Source:
~Nothing like MSM giving the mistaken impression that insurgents could possibly outlast the U.S. Army in Iraq (See below) ...The Associated Press was contacted about the error, and they & US Senators agreed to correct the story." MB
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MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
BAGHDAD, Iraq

http://www.mnf-iraq.com

703.270.0320 / 0299

January 26, 2006

Release A060126h

Sufficient Troop Strength in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq an Associated Press story earlier today incorrectly reported that General George W. Casey, Multi-National Force Iraq commanding general, implied American forces in Iraq are "stretched."

During an interview in Diwaniyah, Iraq, General Casey was asked about the current operational tempo and if insurgents could possibly outlast the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Having talked to the Chief of Staff of the Army only yesterday about overall troop strength and operational tempo, General Casey replied that the Army could sustain this effort for a long time. Additionally, General Casey pointed out that while U.S. forces are stretched overall, the Army is going through a modernization strategy that will produce more units and ready units. General Casey was speaking about Army forces in general, and not specifically about forces in Iraq.
The Associated Press was contacted about the error and has agreed to correct the story.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER at: cpicpressdesk@iraq.centcom.mil.
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Other reports have additionally hailed the "stretched" theme (too many to mention) In fact, one UK source lists anti-war links as their special reports ..(read more.)

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