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Treatment of US troops

Stop Loss

Project: Bush administration's treatment of US troops
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The US Army announces the extension of its “stop-loss” program which means that thousands of soldiers scheduled to retire or otherwise leave the military will be required to stay in Iraq for the remainder of their unit’s deployment. [Associated Press, 6/2/2004] Critics call the policy a “backdoor draft.” [CBS News, 10/7/2004; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/18/2004]

Timeline Tags: US Military, Iraq under US Occupation

Category Tags: Putting troops in danger, Stop Loss

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