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By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. state governors called on the Pentagon on Thursday not to make cuts in the National Guard, calling such a move "inconceivable" considering the role played by Guard troops in Iraq, disaster relief and homeland defense.
The civilian head of the U.S. Army said on Wednesday the service is not "broken" amid ongoing large deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, as some critics have charged, and downplayed recent recruiting woes.
The U.S. Army has launched a review into how it notifies families that a soldier has been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan after hearing complaints from some of them, including the parents of former professional football player Pat Tillman, officials said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army leaders on Monday said there was no crisis in recruitment despite figures showing a big shortfall in new soldiers in the latest fiscal year, partly caused by concerns over the war in Iraq.
By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top U.S. Army procurement official who raised concerns about Halliburton Co.'s contracts in Iraq plans to sue the Army after being demoted, her lawyer said on Monday.
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