National Guard unprepared

Second Report to Congress
March 1, 2007
Executive Summary

“In conclusion, DOD [Department of Defense] has declared that we have an operational reserve without also making the changes necessary to ensure that such change is sustainable.  We believe that the current posture and utilization of the National Guard and Reserve as an “operational reserve” is not sustainable over time, and if not corrected with signaificant changes to law and policy, the reserve component’s ability to serve our nation will diminish.”

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