Finding the Troops to Make the Numbers The Bush administration is moving forward with an increased troop presence in Iraq. Where will the new troops come from? How difficult is it to get them ready for combat? What are the strains on soldiers, families and equipment?
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Finding the Troops to Make the Numbers

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Finding the Troops to Make the Numbers

Finding the Troops to Make the Numbers

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A U.S. Marine dons his helmet after walking out into the rain at Camp Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Marine dons his helmet after walking out into the rain at Camp Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province.

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The Bush administration is moving forward with an increased troop presence in Iraq. Where will the new troops come from? How difficult is it to get them ready for combat? What are the strains on soldiers, families and equipment? Dan Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute, tells Scott Simon that so far, military recruiting is on schedule and morale seems more or less unimpaired.