BREAKING! Pentagon to Extend Service for All Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
12 months just became 15 months for the US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Is Bush supporting the troops with this? Could it be that we are overextended already and another major conflict would leave us sitting out greater changes?
The Pentagon will extend the tours of duty for every active-duty soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As ABC News first reported Tuesday, this plan was in consideration, but will be announced today by the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
Forget small extensions and trickles of National Guard troops. Under the plan, deployments for active-duty soldiers will be extended from the current 12 months to 15 months. This will apply to all active-duty soldiers, but not to the National Guard and Reserve.