Two recent reports on the state of the U.S. military have both stated that the stress of high levels of activity have strained the military to the breaking point. The troops need more time between tours of duty, and the only way to get that is either to hire more troops (difficult, the army is already having significant difficult meeting its recruitment targets) or reduce the number of troops deployed.
According to Rumsfeld, this is hogwash:
But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed the findings of both reports, telling Pentagon reporters, "those comments do not reflect the current situation. They are either out of date or just misdirected."
Clearly this is all part of a propaganda campaign being promoted by the commie left-wing liberal media. In fact, one of these reports came out of that group of tree-huggers, the Pentagon.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.