If Only Gen. Casey Were Chief of Staff of the Army or Something
I had to staple my hands to my desk to prevent from facepalming after reading this account of a recent talk from Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of staff, about his 2010 priorities and now it’s hard to type:
Restore balance to the Army: Casey discussed the need to return to the one year out, two years back rotation as OIF draws down.
This is so absolutely positively not going to happen this year it’s bewildering. Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that rebalancing so-called deployment-to-dwell time is on the backburner until at least 2012. What in the world is Casey talking about? If he’s raising expectations that the deployment/dwell ratio is getting rebalanced this year, that’s not fair to his soldiers and their families.