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January 6, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer
Burdens placed on military reservists since the Sept. 11 attacks, combined with "dysfunctional" Pentagon policies, have damaged morale and retention and threaten to turn the Army Reserve into a "broken force," the commander of the Reserve told senior military leaders. Lt. Gen. James R.
February 1, 2008 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
National Guard and reserve forces remain inadequately equipped and unprepared to deal with a wide range of domestic disasters, particularly an attack with unconventional weapons, a congressional commission has concluded. In its final report, the panel said Thursday that congressional and Pentagon policymakers had been reluctant to acknowledge that the military remains the only institution that can respond quickly to natural and man-made disasters.
December 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve has been arrested on charges that he stole $100,000 from the occupation authority in Iraq and accepted money and gifts in exchange for steering reconstruction contracts to a businessman, the Justice Department said Thursday. Michael Brian Wheeler, 47, of Amherst Junction, Wis., faces conspiracy, money laundering and weapons charges, according to the criminal complaint filed under seal Monday in Washington.
December 22, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Tom Umberg, stationed at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo, Cuba, since August, came home to Santa Ana on Tuesday to give supporters the thanks usually shared on election night. Standing alongside him in a conference room in the Santa Ana Transit Center, known now as the Depot at Santa Ana, were his wife and the cardboard cutout of him that she used to campaign in his absence.
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