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Army Issues Broad 'Stop-Loss' Orders for Personnel

The Army issues orders to prevent thousands of active-duty soldiers and reservists designated to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan from leaving the military even when their volunteer service commitment ends. Such "stop-loss" and "stop-movement" orders are not new, but the orders are broader than those previously issued. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

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Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, criminal justice, and urban affairs. He has also covered higher education for NPR, and during the 2000 presidential election he was one of NPR's lead political reporters, covering the campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court's Bush V. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.