Gates Blasts Troops' Tour Limit Proposal

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates this morning called proposed legislation to give troops more time off between deployments "a back-door way to try and force the president to accelerate the drawdown." Gates said he would recommend the president veto a bill proposed by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., mandating that tours cannot be extended. "Trying to manage to this kind of legislation is extremely difficult," Gates said in an appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." The legislation proposed...Full Story
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