Gates Calls for Evaluations of Reserve Component's Readiness

By Marjorie Censer / November 25, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Future defense budgets should take into account the funding required to support the operational role of the reserve components, Defense Secretary Robert Gates writes in a 41-page memo signed yesterday. Gates' memo is a response to the most recent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves report, in many cases calling for speedy assessments of the panel's recommendations. The commission's report -- released in January -- called for the Pentagon to better integrate the active and reserve components of the...

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