News at Ten had a big piece on overstretch this evening. I gather from a a friend in the know that in an avergae year the Army expects 150 - 200 majors to resign early each year, this year the projections are for 650. A clear example of the effect that overstretch is having, an already hollowed out Army is being hllowed yet more. Majors have a minimum of 10 years experience and have a large amount of funding and training invested in them, they will take 10 years to replace. Is the situation the same with Senior Non Commissioned Offciers? I expect so? The next Bertrand Russell ssay Prize Title - The army is broken - discuss.