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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:11 PM
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Army Sends Weaponless Reserve Unit To Iraq
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http://www.kwtx.com/news/headlines/1029996.html

About 800 members of the 98th Army Reserve Division from Rochester, New York will begin a year-long mission in Iraq next month.

The unit, which normally trains reserve and active-duty soldiers in the U.S., will find itself training Iraqs new army.

The 98th is a non-combat unit that doesn't even have its own weapons or vehicles.

"This is a hard war and we, frankly, inside the Army Reserve have been not properly prepared for it, said Lt. Gen. James Helmly, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve.
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