4,620. 2/25/2003

“U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki told the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 25, 2003, that several hundred thousand troops would be needed to sustain security in Iraq in the period after the war. Shinseki echoed the views of other defense analysts developed some eighteen months earlier. But [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld and [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul] Wolfowitz described Shinseki’s figure as ‘widely off the mark.’ ”

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Page 222

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