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Extended Iraq Service Divides Army Families

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Extended Iraq Service Divides Army Families

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Extended Iraq Service Divides Army Families

Extended Iraq Service Divides Army Families

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The recent deaths of three soldiers from the Army Stryker Unit based in Baghdad has inflamed tensions among the families at the unit's home base in Alaska. Those tensions first became apparent a few weeks ago when its mission was unexpectedly extended by four months.

Libby Casey of member station KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska, reports.