Tag: Army size increase

Senate Rubber Stamps Army Increase on 93-1 Vote

JASON DITZ: In a 93-1 vote, the U.S. Senate has agreed to authorize a “temporary” increase of the size of the army by up to 30,000 additional troops. The vote appears to be little more than a rubber stamp approving an announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his intention to increase the military by at least 22,000. The bill only authorizes the increased size for the next three years and would leave making it permanent to a future vote.