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Pentagon Considers Iraq Proposals

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Pentagon Considers Iraq Proposals

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Pentagon Considers Iraq Proposals

Pentagon Considers Iraq Proposals

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As political pressure grows for a rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the Pentagon is considering its options for scaling down its mission there by April.

That is when the Army is expected to run out of available personnel. One option for military planners would be increased use of the U.S. Army Reserve forces or the National Guard. Our correspondent spends the weekend in Wisconsin with an Army Reserve unit and talks to people there about the military options.