I mean, besides get smaller.
The new issue of Parameters has a good article by Major Jason Warren summarizing the lessons of past drawdowns. I think the five lessons are basically right, but I don't see much evidence that today's Army is following number four. And I worry that the last lesson may be misleading in today's environment. We've only had three drawdowns since becoming a major power, and one of them (post-World War II) was really bad while another of them (post-Gulf War) was done very complacently, with the result that the U.S. Army went into Iraq in 2003 unprepared for what it faced.