Back in 2004 Army Vice-Chief of Staff general Richard Cody said the U.S. Army was out of balance. He spoke critically, and publicly, about what he felt were demands being placed on U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that stretched and stressed soldiers and their families.
General Cody was born in Montpelier and still has family in Vermont. He plans to retire this summer, and is still speaking out about the Iraq War.
But should his concerns about an army stretched thin been expressed before the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003?
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