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US Army's recall called `pseudo-draft'

IRAQ 'EMERGENCY' Over 5,000 former soldiers will have up to a month to report for duty before they are sent abroad to aid forces that some say are stretched too thin


Not until May did the Army begin looking in detail at the available pool of people.

At that point some Army recruiters caused a controversy when they contacted members of the Individual Ready Reserve and suggested they would wind up in Iraq unless they joined a Reserve or Guard unit, a suggestion that some called coercion.

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