|Senior officials at the Pentagon are calling reports about a proposed shifting of 25,000 Marines from Iraq to Afghanistan next spring very preliminary thinking and not policy.|
Since I don't believe that we'll be out of either country any time soon, I think this would be a good move. The Marine Corps, for the most part, can be considered a self supporting entity. Not only do they have their own ground forces they also have their own air support and, more importantly, the special operations capable units that would be needed. As thin as the Army is this would allow the Army to concentrate primarily on operating in Iraq and allow for a better rotation of troops that hopefully allows for more home time. I think they should do it.