The Pentagon will extend the tours of duty for every active-duty soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan.
...officials say there is something of a silver lining: Under the plan, soldiers will be guaranteed at least 12 months at home between deployments.
The Army is sending a company of Europe-based soldiers back to Iraq before the unit has had a full 12 months of "dwell time," or at-home rest.
Members of the 1st Armored Division's 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, Company A, learned Tuesday that they are scheduled to head back to Iraq in November, just nine months after the 150-soldier company left the combat zone in February after a 13-month deployment.
Me on April 11, in response to that guarantee of 12 months between deployments:
Oh, yeah, right. If you believe that won't be cut, too, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.
I hate the fact that I was right. But this is the Bush administration we're talking about -- when you say that they're acting in bad faith, what are the chances you'll be wrong?