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50,000 Reservists to be Called Up; JSU Students May Be Included

According to CNN, the Defense Department intends to seek authority to call up 50,000 reservists for homeland defense. As was the case with Operation Desert Storm, JSU's ROTC and National Guard students may be affected.

The Pentagon is working on a plan to call up the military reservists to back up the crews supporting the fighter jets that are on "strip alert," which means the warplanes could take to the air within 15 minutes, sources tell CNN.

Only the president can order this action. But governors in 31 states have already called up 10,000 National Guard troops.


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