|Department of Rumsfeld|
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Rummy Reinterprets the War on Terror"...the Defense Department said it would be calling up more National Guard and Reserve troops for Iraq duty. Not combat troops, according to General Peter Pace, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but people in support capacities that can wind up in the line of fire. The DOD will call up 10,000 troops in the Arkansas and North Carolina guards. The war remains unpopular with the troops, and press reports are noting that at least some troops on furlough are dodging a return to the front. "