Later this month, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is expected to submit to Congress his review of the status of the U.S. military. Politicians and pundits are eagerly waiting to see whether the Bush administration will suggest the vast overhaul in American defense strategy for which it once called. Should the U.S. abandon its posture of being able to fight two major wars simultaneously? Are overseas bases still necessary? Will a long-range missile defense program serve us better than large infantry divisions? Retired General Anthony Zinni (Virginia Military Institute), a former commander of American forces in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and former Congressman G. William Whitehurst (Old Dominion University), a veteran member of the House Armed Services committee, weigh in.
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