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Citizen Soldiers to be Reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Citizen Soldiers to be Reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan

Citizen Soldiers to be Reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan

Citizen Soldiers to be Reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the number of National Guard and reserve forces in Iraq and Afghanistan will be reduced substantially over the next year. Gen. Peter Pace offered the assessment during budget testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. President Bush's 2007 budget request seeks a 7 percent increase over defense spending this year.