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  •  Because I'm reading between the lines (none)
    in this Waco article and the governor of LA isn't explicit that those troops on hand may or may not be from LA because of the passive voice in that paragraph.

    The Louisiana National Guard is on alert, but thousands of guard troops from the state are now serving in Iraq.

    Nagin said 1,500 troops are immediately available, however, and another2,500 have been mobilized.

    Could be LA National Guard.  May be Texas National Guard.

    A good reporter could find out.

    I know how men in exile feed on dreams. - Aeschylus

    by Patricia Taylor on Sun Aug 28, 2005 at 10:13:33 AM PDT

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    •  Good point (none)
      I'm a terrible sleuth at "between-the-lines" reading.
      •  Citizen Sleuths (none)
        are now necessities in this new normal.

        For instance, I just looked up the Louisiana National Guard.

        The 209th PSD, which is New Orlean's Unit, is currently deployed in Iraq.

        This unit specializes in personnel services.

        The units have different functions.  They do different jobs.

        I wonder if those left in Louisiana have been trained to provide disaster relief and emergency medical services, for instance.

        I know how men in exile feed on dreams. - Aeschylus

        by Patricia Taylor on Sun Aug 28, 2005 at 10:58:51 AM PDT

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