Field Report #278, May 15, 2007

The U.S. military, coalition partners and Iraqi security forces are making a “massive effort” to find three American soldiers missing in Iraq since May 12, a senior U.S. military officer said today.

The transferability of Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits to spouses is a retention incentive used by the Army to target Soldiers with at least six years of service who reenlist for a minimum of four years. Education benefits are a key component of the incentive package used by the Army to attract and retain quality Soldiers.

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All active-duty components of the military met or exceeded recruiting goals for April, Defense Department officials announced today.

"Sustained U.S. Presence Critical"
Despite a desire for U.S. forces to ultimately leave Iraq, Iraqi leaders recognize the need for international support until their military is capable of operating independently, the Iraqi government’s official spokesman said today.“The fight is beyond the capacity of the Iraqi troops,” Ali Aldabbagh told “bloggers” and online journalists during a conference call today.

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Associated Press - (APTN)
May. 13, 2007. 11:36 AM EST
An al-Qaida front group is claiming it captured the three American soldiers missing since a pre-dawn attack on the patrol Saturday. (May 13)

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