Check out the military history podcast way down on the sidebar. You have to listen to get all the info - about 11 minutes, I think. The latest on Clinton's Haiti action, was actually very informative on military forces in general, and special forces in particular. Great stuff for this mostly-military illiterate guy.
He notes that there are currently over 1 million soldiers actively stationed in the United States. Seems like a few more than our founding fathers would have countenanced, wouldn't you say? Or am I missing something?