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The soldiers were arrested for refusing to go to Taji, Iraq -- north of Baghdad -- because their vehicles were considered "deadlined" or extremely unsafe. The platoon is normally escorted by armed Humvees and helicopters, but did not have support for this mission.
**Update - Soldiers released, but may still be charged. Meanwhile, the command will "assess armor" on the vehicles and add steel plating, if necessary. **