NYT Corrects Military Numbers
NYT — Corrections
An editorial on June 8 about the Army’s overtaxed combat brigades misstated the number of active-duty combat brigades then in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the total number of such brigades. There were 11 combat brigades in Iraq, not 14, and 1 in Afghanistan, not 2. The Army has 34 combat brigades in all, not 33; 1 was added on May 26. Since the Army can comfortably station no more than about one-third of its combat brigades in front-line positions (including 2 in South Korea), that leaves it roughly 3 brigades short, not 7.
But, other than that, they got the story exactly right.