Thursday, April 05, 2007

Robert Gates may soon order 12,000 additional National Guard troops

by Geezer Power 8:05 PM PDT




12,000 more Guard troops may be going to Iraq


Deployment order planned to lessen ‘surge’s’ strain on stretched-thin Army

Pentagon may call up 12,000 National Guard

April 5: NBC News has learned that Defense Secretary Robert Gates may soon order 12,000 additional National Guard troops called up to help fight the war in Iraq. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports from the Pentagon.


WASHINGTON - Coming on the heels of a controversial “surge” of 21,000 U.S. troops that has stretched the Army thin, the Defense Department is preparing to send an additional 12,000 National Guard combat forces to Iraq and Afghanistan, defense officials told NBC News on Thursday.

2 comments:

GEEZERPOWER said...

"They said papers ordering the deployment, which would run for one year beginning in early 2008, were awaiting Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ signature."

I thought that "the decider" made all these decisions amd that Cheney
told him wnat to decide?
G;

S-Q said...

The Decider is on vacation...he only does what he Decides to do and don't question the Decider...Geezer!

LOLMAO