Keeping up appearances — DC style

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“The United States Army has, in the brass-hats’ infinite wisdom, converted US Army Alaska (USARAK) into the latest reincarnation of the 11th Airborne Division. This is, we are told, because the Arctic Strategy is very important. But it won’t add (supposedly) a single body to the 11,600 Army troops there in the 49th State (along with another 11,000 or so Active USAF, USSF, USMC, USN, USCG, PHS/IHS, and NOS uniformed personnel). (The Alaska Army National Guard has just 1,600 Guardsmen.) It apparently won’t even create another flag officer slot: both USARAK and the 11th AB have just a single two-star to share. Supposedly, it also won’t cost any money. (A claim that is a lie on its face.) So why? We are also told that the action is intended to boost soldier morale in the Last Frontier.” (06/18/22)