ThinkProgress had a story Gates Raises Possibility Of Deploying More National Guard And Reserve Forces To Iraq, posted on September 16, 2007, about the troop draw down.
It’s not a possibility any more. From this mornings IndyStar 3,400 troops based in Indy are called up to Iraq earlier than originally planned. The 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
The outfit was supposed to deploy in 2009 or 2010, but the troop surge in Iraq accelerated the schedule, said Col. Keith Sharples, a Noblesville infantry officer in the brigade.