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Midway through fiscal year, desertions from Army approach last year's total

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posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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So half way through this year, there have been more desertions than in all of last year. That's a pretty sizeable jump.

Blame it on the stop-loss enforcement.



Midway through fiscal year, desertions from Army approach last year's total


By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Friday, July 1, 2005


ARLINGTON, Va. — Just six months into the government’s fiscal year, the Army was carrying almost the same number of deserters on its books as the service registered for all of 2004.

War and stop-loss policies, which prevent voluntary separations from the military, are the likely culprits for the increase, according to Army researchers.
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