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The National Guard & Reserve Units

In preparation for a possible war with Iraq, more National Guard and military reserve units are being told to get ready to ship out. Join host Neal Conan and guests for a look at the role of these troops in modern day warfare.

Guests:

Mike Davidson (Maj. Gen., Rtd.)
* Former assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the National Guard

Michael Doubler
* Author, Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War (University Press of Kansas 2003)
* Author, The National Guard: An Illustrated History of America's Citizen Soldier (coming in Feb. 2003 by Brassey's)

Ron Wyden
* Democratic Senator from Oregon

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.