Sean at Blackfive.net has done a sort of ad-hoc poll of fellow military (mostly former service-mates) on a few issues. This is not to be taken as The Voice Of The Military, but it's interesting nonetheless:
1. The Duration Plus Six Concept - All believe that, at the start of the war, the entire force should have mobilized for "the duration plus six months". This is what was done during WWII. This would have set expectations correctly for the coming fight. "The duration plus six months" mentality means that everyone (Active, Reserve, Guard) is mobilized until six months after the war is over. It's a fight till it's over mentality.
This probably would have been less stressful to the soldiers, I agree. Not that I know of what I speak.
2. Troop Strength - All believe that the Army needs more than 30-40,000 additional soldiers. And most believe the Marines should be significanlty plussed up in the MEUs (and all should be SOC). Troop strength increases will take time, but will be necessary for years.
Not all that much new, here. Still, the discussion that follows is interesting.
3. Donald Rumsfeld should resign - Everyone likes Rummy. However, nine soldiers think that he should resign immediately after the elections in Iraq. The rest think June is more appropriate for Rummy to step down.
This ought to make nearly everyone well, if not exactly happy, approximately equal in happiness over the whole Rumsfeld issue. Anyway, go read the whole thing. Again, it's not as much a scientific conclusion as it is something to mull over.
Not much of a post, I know, but the natives were getting restless.