"The nation must begin by acknowledging these are increasingly dangerous times and that we are closer to the beginning than we are to the end of the long war"
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker
...said while calling for the authority to send National Guard and Reserve soldiers back to Iraq for repeat deployments -- even those who have already served the maximum time allowed by the Pentagon.
"At this pace, without recurrent access to the reserve components through remobilization, we will break the active component (of the Army)," the General said recently.
This is tough news for veterans who have gone home to battle their demons, finish college, start promising careers, marry their girlfriends, have kids, etc.
Of course, most of their employers never hired these veterans with any knowledge that they might be recalled, and USERRA compliance is already hitting a slew of businesses hard; some much harder than others. If these businesses start to see signs that the government are going to recall veterans to serve again, I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of preemptive "layoffs" out there.