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ROTC debate continues at Brown University

At Brown University, the only remaining Ivy League institution that has yet to welcome ROTC back to its campus, students are taking to the campus newspaper to discuss the prospect of ROTC at Brown. As we noted in October, the editorial board of the student paper, the Brown Daily Herald, has for the past two years issued statements calling for the reinstatement of the program on campus, only to be met by opposition from the campus administration. In a recent back-and-forth, two more students weigh in—one arguing for the program’s return, and the other arguing against it.


Extended training announced for Army’s citizen soldiers

For the 555,000 citizen soldiers in the Army National Guard and Reserves, the drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan won’t necessarily mean a return to the pre-war training schedule of “one weekend a month, two weeks a year.” Instead, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Guardsmen and Reservists’ training could extend from the two-week block to up to seven weeks of away-from-home training, in addition to their monthly drills.