Army National Guard Upset Army Chief of Staff "Disparaged" Them

Ray Odierno said the US couldn't rely any more on national guardsmen while discussing spending


Advocates of the National Guard are hitting back against what some are calling disrespectful comments from the Army's top officer.

During a wide-ranging news conference Jan. 7 here, Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, discussed the ongoing drawdown of the active Army and the potential of even deeper cuts to the force.