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Did Obama shrink the military? GOP candidates sure seem to think so

By James Rosen

24 February 2016

...“With communications advances and long-range surveillance and precision weapons, ground units today have a lot more firepower and can be a lot more effective than their predecessors 50 years ago,” said Clark, now an analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in Washington. Special Forces troops or other ground forces, he said, can’t be measured by counting bodies. “There were special operators 50 or even 100 years ago, but they didn’t have the same technology,” Clark said. “The technology today allows our forces to accomplish more over a much greater range than their predecessors in World War I or World War II were able to do.”..

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