Bush Plans to Shift Thousands of Troops

President George W. Bush revealed his plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. White House photo

President George W. Bush revealed his plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday. White House Photo hide caption

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President George W. Bush revealed his plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. White House photo

President George W. Bush revealed his plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday. White House Photo hide caption

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President Bush announces plans to bring home some 70,000 U.S. troops now serving in foreign lands. The idea was well received at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, where the president spoke Monday.

The goal of the 10-year plan is to enable the rapid deployment of troops when needed, an element of the military's Global Posture Review. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

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