Forces of Change

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photoPromising a "more agile and more flexible force," President Bush announced a major realignment of U.S. forces around the world in a speech before a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ohio today.

Bush's plan calls for 60,000 to 70,000 uniformed personnel to move from overseas to posts in the United States over the next decade. Bush said the moves would enable the United States to respond more quickly to developing threats.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear about Bush's plan of global restructuring of the U.S. military.


Andrew Koch, Washington Bureau Chief, Jane's Defence Weekly

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs in the Clinton Administration, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Barry Posen, professor of political science at MIT, where he is affiliated with the Security Studies Program, author of "Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks" and "The Sources of Military Doctrine"

Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Millen, Director of European Security Studies at the Army War College.

This program aired on August 16, 2004.


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