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Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan

 
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Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - Updated: 02:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps said Tuesday it has been authorized to recall thousands of Marines to active duty, primarily because of a shortage of volunteers for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Up to 2,500 Marines will be brought back at any one time, but there is no cap on the total number of Marines who may be forced back into service in the coming years as the military battles the war on terror. The call-ups will begin in the next several months.
This is the first time the Marines have had to use the involuntary recall since the early days of the Iraq combat. The Army has ordered back about 14,000 soldiers since the start of the war.


Marine Col. Guy A. Stratton, head of the manpower mobilization section, estimated that there is a current shortfall of about 1,200 Marines needed to fill positions in upcoming unit deployments.
The call-up affects Marines in the Individual Ready Reserve, a segment of the reserves that consists mainly of those who left active duty but still have time remaining on their eight-year military obligation.
Generally, Marines enlist for four years, then serve the other four years either in the regular Reserves, where they are paid and train periodically, or they may elect to go into the IRR. Marines in the IRR are only obligated to report one day a year but can be involuntarily recalled to active duty.
According to Stratton, there are about 59,000 Marines in the IRR, but the Corps has decided to exempt from the call-up those who are either in their first year or last year of the reserve status. As a result, the pool of available Marines is about 35,000.
The deployments can last up to two years, but on average would be 12 to 18 months, Stratton said. And each Marine who is being recalled will get five months to prepare before having to report for duty.
President Bush authorized the recall on July 26. It is the first such recall since early 2003, when about 2,000 Marines were involuntarily activated for the initial ground war in Iraq.
“Since this is going to be a long war,” said Stratton, “we thought it was judicious and prudent at this time to be able to use a relatively small portion of those Marines to help us augment our units.”
He said the Marines may continue to tap into the IRR for as long as the war on terror continues. Some of the military needs, he said, include engineers, intelligence, military police, and communications.

[link to news.bostonherald.com]
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08/23/2006 08:35 AM
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Re: Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
This is another clear sign that BushCo has been lying about the number of dead and maimed American troops.


The big question IS: "Will the Marines stand up to a mass murdering liar and traitor and refuse to follow ILLEGAL ORDERS and go off to die in an ILLEGAL WAR for the PNAC and Bush Crime Cabal's profits and lust for world domination?"?

Do the Marines not see what Bush and his Asses of Evil have done to America, what they still plan to do to the American People?

Do the Marines not swear an oath to protect America and the American People from enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign?
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08/23/2006 08:53 AM
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Re: Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
Fuk-em, they have no more creditability left. This is no longer our military, and this cabal in WASHINGTON DC no longer represents us. Because of their illegal occupation, Their rule now only exists in the 10 square miles of washington DC, The Corporation. Out here in the 50 states united, we have a constitution, and it is still alive and well, They haave all violated their oath of office, so they no longer count!
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08/23/2006 08:57 AM
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Re: Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
Preparing for Iran?
The Reptilian Elite are planning economic collapse, martial law and micro-chipping next year (2007).
i bet you are still paying you
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08/23/2006 09:05 AM
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Fuk-em, they have no more creditability left. This is no longer our military, and this cabal in WASHINGTON DC no longer represents us. Because of their illegal occupation, Their rule now only exists in the 10 square miles of washington DC, The Corporation. Out here in the 50 states united, we have a constitution, and it is still alive and well, They haave all violated their oath of office, so they no longer count!
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08/23/2006 09:10 AM
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I want to know why they are disrupting all these people's lives when they could empty out the military prisons first! Make the military prisoner's go back, then graduate to all the ex-military folks in our conventional prisons...sheesh!

This is a draft for all those who've already SERVED their time!
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08/23/2006 09:49 AM
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I want to know why they are disrupting all these people's lives when they could empty out the military prisons first! Make the military prisoner's go back, then graduate to all the ex-military folks in our conventional prisons...sheesh!

This is a draft for all those who've already SERVED their time!
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Oh yeah, using criminals as an occupying force in a foreign country you are trying to make your friend.

Good idea gaah
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08/23/2006 10:02 AM
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Re: Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
I want to know why they are disrupting all these people's lives when they could empty out the military prisons first! Make the military prisoner's go back, then graduate to all the ex-military folks in our conventional prisons...sheesh!

This is a draft for all those who've already SERVED their time!

Oh yeah, using criminals as an occupying force in a foreign country you are trying to make your friend.

Good idea gaah
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Well, it sure as hell beats disrupting the lives of thousands of families who will be forced to find another way to survive without their partner's contributions!

Don't you all get it..this IS a draft, the only difference is, they aren't forcing ALL of us to the service yet...only the ones with previous history.
Don't argue with idiots, you'll never win!
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08/23/2006 10:05 AM
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Re: Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
More Americans trotted off by the neocons to die for Israel in the Mideast.
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08/23/2006 10:26 AM
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Nice little back door draft. Glad I never joined an "all volunteer" military LOL.
Wonder how many Marines will be refusing or injuring themselves this time. I heard a reserve guy say that while on tour the soldiers would sometimes hang extremeties out of the humvee while taking fire hoping to get a good injury that would get them out of that hell hole.

This certainly sends a clear picture as to where we are today, and where we are headed with Shrub at the helm.

Reading the article further we see the term "the long war" being used again.

Translation pretty soon we are going to need a draft if people dont volunteer and we run out of reserve to call on.

I dare them to try it.
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