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The Army has accelerated its policy of involuntary extensions of duty to bolster its troop levels, despite Defense Secretary Robert Gates' order last year to limit it. The reliance on stop loss has increased as the military has sent more troops to Iraq and extended tours to 15 months to support an escalation in US forces ordered by Bush. The increase last month was driven by the need to send more National Guard to Iraq.

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