Pentagon ready to call up Guard units for 2008-09

By ANN SCOTT TYSON
October 18, 2007

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) — The Pentagon this week plans to alert at least seven National Guard units to be ready for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009 as the U.S. military’s reserve forces are increasingly called upon to relieve the strain on active-duty ground troops, defense officials said Wednesday.

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