A Modest Proposal
The hurricane states should demand that the Federal government re-start the draft whenever military operations require National Guard units be Federalized for more than six months. In addition, the Pentagon should be supplying the equipment for operations outside the US.
If there aren’t enough regular troops for a period that long, the regular military needs to be increased in size, and only a draft will ensure that the necessary increase will be achieved.
The coastal states should stop acting like a temp agency for Rumsfield.