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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

AP , WASHINGTON

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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