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Citizen Soldiers, the Future of the National Guard

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Citizen Soldiers, the Future of the National Guard

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Citizen Soldiers, the Future of the National Guard

Citizen Soldiers, the Future of the National Guard

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HEAR SENATORS RESPOND

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) on benefits for National Guard troops and whether or not we can rely so heavily on reserve troops.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on benefits for the National Guard and the balance between the standing army and reserves.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) continues his response on whether prolonged deployment of National Guard and reserve troops is an accident or planned strategy.

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan put full-time strains on part-time soldiers from the National Guard and reserves.

They raise questions about the structure of the armed forces, and the lives of those asked to fight.

Guests:

Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver, Deputy Commanding General, First Army, Fort Gillem, Ga.; Recently returned from Iraq (June 2006) where he commanded the 48th Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard

Maj. Gen (ret) Michael Davidson, Former Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) , Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

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