Now and then
"U.S. Military Struggles to Maintain Adequate Troop Levels"--headline, ABC News, Jun. 4, 2004, commenting on the U.S. occupation of Iraq
MacArthur is having his troubles. He is short of competent personnel because Americans won't leave home these days even for a good cause.--editorial, Life magazine, Feb. 19, 1946 (p. 32), commenting on the U.S. occupation of Japan
Update: Thanks for the link, Prof. Reynolds.