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    I know StarsandStripes posts articles but I found this one interesting. Goes to show what is happening in regards to drawdown and cuts the future.

    Ark. Guard deployment to Afghanistan is off

    The Associated Press
    Posted : Saturday Jan 28, 2012 14:33:52 EST To view the contents go to:" type="hidden">
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — About 3,000 Arkansas National Guard soldiers who had been preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan have learned they are no longer scheduled to go.
    The director of the Army National Guard told the 39th Infantry Brigade that the deployment has been called off, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
    Arkansas National Guard spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney says he’s happy the troops will have the chance to stay home and be with their families.
    The 39th Infantry Brigade has been deployed to Iraq twice in the last eight years.
    Although the scheduled deployment has been called off, the unit will remain in the Army’s available pool of units for overseas missions through October.