Hagan wants to increase military by 100,000
RALEIGH (AP) ó Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan wants to increase the size of the military by 100,000, saying troops are overstretched.
Hagan said in her military and veterans policy released Friday that the increase would need to come from improvements in recruitment and retention efforts. She said itís necessary to ensure that troops have sufficient training time and numbers to handle conflicts as they arise.
She said she would ensure sufficient pay, training time, safety equipment, health care and educational benefits.
Hagan will discuss her plans with former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland Friday afternoon. Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole is also talking about veterans and will hold an event with her husband, Sen. Bob Dole, later in the day.