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Extended Deployments Take Toll on Reservists' Families

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Extended Deployments Take Toll on Reservists' Families

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Extended Deployments Take Toll on Reservists' Families

Extended Deployments Take Toll on Reservists' Families

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Earlier this month, President Bush extended the tour of duty of 20,000 reservists and National Guard troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait. Many family members of the reservists complain that the war in Iraq has turned part-time citizen soldiers into full-time warriors. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

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