Thursday, May 10, 2007

Pentagon Breaks Pledge, Sends Troops Back To Iraq After Just 9 Mos. At Home

On April 11, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that tours of duty for the Army would be extended from 12 months to 15 months, effective immediately. In exchange for the extensions, soldiers would receive at least a year home between deployments. But now, one battalion has learned it will be going to Iraq after just 9 months at home.



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