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Military / Recruiting Shortfall #841115

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The involuntary recall of Marine reservists for duty in Iraq & Afghanistan reported.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The recruiting shortfalls for the Marines & Army examined; details given about the recent extension of duty for the Army’s Stryker Brigade. [Retired Army Col. Jack JACOBS†- notes the problem of using volunteers until they’re worn out.] [Army wife Jade WEBBER†- reacts.] [From “Meet the Press,” retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- comments on increasing the age limit for new recruits.] [In Ohio, Senator John McCAIN†- criticizes the administration for misleading the public about the Iraq war.] The impact of the military’s situation on the war discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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