Guard Troop Level Misses Goal The National Guard has not met its recruitment goal for the fiscal year that ends Thursday, a failure it blames on current lengthy deployments. The Pentagon is seeking ways to reduce the strain on the National Guard and other forces. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.
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Retention Troubles Lead Pentagon to Seek Options

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Retention Troubles Lead Pentagon to Seek Options

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Retention Troubles Lead Pentagon to Seek Options

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The National Guard has not met its recruitment goal for the fiscal year that ends Thursday, a failure it blames on current lengthy deployments. The Pentagon is seeking ways to reduce the strain on the National Guard and other forces. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.