: Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Senior Fellow Lawrence J. Korb discusses the CAP report, “Beyond The Call of Duty” and introduces Sen. Clinton
Sen. Clinton speaks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund about the need for action to help our soldiers on the battlefield and our veterans at home.
Event attendees speak with Sen. Clinton after the event
As President Bush pushes for a surge of troops in Iraq, the drain on U.S. troops and readiness continues to mount. Six years after the invasion of Afghanistan and four years after the invasion of Iraq, the all-volunteer Army is almost broken. The situation for the National Guard and Reserve is even worse. The chairman of the congressionally appointed Commission on the National Guard and Reserves recently reported that, “We can’t sustain the [National Guard and reserves] on the course we’re on.” Even when troops return home, they do not receive the treatment befitting veterans, as evidenced by recent revelations of poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Center for American Progress Action Fund invites you to hear Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), member of the Armed Services Committee, discuss the condition of the U.S. Armed Forces and what can be done to rebuild them.