woensdag, januari 24
The war on terror we fight today is a generational struggle that will continue long after you and I have turned our duties over to others. (...) We'll show our enemies abroad that we are united in the goal of victory. Tonight I ask the Congress to authorize an increase in the size of our active Army and Marine Corps by 92,000 in the next five years. A second task we can take on together is to design and establish a volunteer Civilian Reserve Corps. Such a corps would function much like our military reserve. It would ease the burden on the Armed Forces by allowing us to hire civilians with critical skills to serve on missions abroad when America needs them. It would give people across America who do not wear the uniform a chance to serve in the defining struggle of our time.
George W. Bush, vannacht in zijn 'State of the Nation' (Let op: link is een .gov).