Today’s highly interesting read (04/18/2023): Soldiers Away from Home More than Ever Despite No Major Ongoing Wars

“As we’ve said before, we are in the window when an invasion could begin at any time should [Russian President] Vladimir Putin decide to order it.”
Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser. Sullivan spoke at the White House Feb. 11. 

Today’s read is from Steve Beynon, a reporter for based in Washington D.C. He specializes in covering ground combat. An Afghanistan war veteran, serving over a decade as a cavalry scout, he currently serves as a non-commissioned officer in the National Guard.. Here’s an excerpt: spoke to more than a dozen soldiers about a rapid cadence of missions and training schedules packed to the point of bursting. They described how the service’s frantic pace to gear up for war is stretching units and pushing families to the breaking point.

The soldiers said they’re ready for war and are more than happy to go to combat, but did not expect this much time away from home during what is effectively peacetime.

Read the entire article here.

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