Troop Strength

Amid the increased violence in Iraq, the Pentagon has ordered 20,000 American troops to remain past the dates they'd been scheduled to rotate home. Is it time for a bigger army? Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for an up-to-date examination of U.S. troop strength.


Nancy Durst
*Wife of Staff Sgt. Scott Durst in the 94th Military Police Company. His tour of duty has been extended a second time (for another 4 months)

Gen. Mike Davidson (Ret.)
*Former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
*Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
*Ranking member of the Subcommittee on Personnel
*Democratic senator from Nebraska

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
*Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

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