You want hard numbers to battle the Liberal Intelligencia regarding ground force recruitment/retention/capability...
Not all rosey - but initiated to resolve issues during the worst of months (June, July, August 2005).
- The Army is having recruiting problems to a minor extent
- The Marine Corps is not having recruiting problems to any extent
- Retention in both the Army and Marine Corps is exceeding any goals
- There is no degredation in the quality of recruits entering military service
And, these numbers dramatically improved in FY2006.