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Businesses Strained by Reservist Extension

The Army orders some 20,000 military reservists to extend their tours of duty in Iraq to a full year -- months longer than expected. The change requires a juggling act from employers back home, who are filling reservists' civilian jobs while they're away. NPR's Michele Norris talks with retired Lt. Col. Courtney Wheeler, an ombudsman for the Employer Support Group for the Guard and Reserve.

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Michele Norris