Marines called back to active duty
August 22, 2006News & Politics
Via Waveflux, thousands of marines are now subject to involuntary recalls "primarily because of a shortage of volunteers for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Up to 2,500 Marines will be brought back at any one time, but there is no cap on the total number of Marines who may be forced back into service in the coming years. The call-ups will begin in the next several months.
...The call-up affects Marines in the Individual Ready Reserve, a segment of the reserves that consists mainly of those who left active duty but still have time remaining on their eight-year military obligation.At this point, anyone who supports the war and does not support withdrawal ought to be signing up for active duty, because the best way they can "Support the Troops" is by relieving them of additional tours. But something tells me that ain't gonna happen anytime soon.