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Reserves Seek More Enlistees with Higher Age Limit

The National Guard and Army Reserve are hoping to expand their pool of potential recruits by raising the maximum age for signing-up. But critics doubt whether there are scores of men and women in their late 30s who are anxious to join -- and possibly wind up in Iraq.

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Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.