"This is supposed to be an all-volunteer military," said Jessica Salamon, who has been to therapy and has seen her dream of starting a family deferred. "They're not volunteering when they're told they can't leave." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10961-2004Jun2.html Soldiers Facing Extended Tours Critics of Army Policy Liken It to a Draft By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer - Thursday, June 3, 2004; Page A01 (quote)Army officials announced yesterday that thousands of active-duty and reserve soldiers who are nearing the end of their volunteer service commitments could be forced to serve an entire tour overseas if their units are chosen for deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. The order applies to all Army soldiers who are deployed in the future and means that many troops could face extended terms in the military after their formal contracts expire. The Army had previously issued such orders on a unit-by-unit basis, as troops deployed. Now, all soldiers are on notice that if their units are called into the fight, they will go -- and stay.(end quote) more in link.