After decade of war, how are reserves holding up?

Monday - 10/10/2011, 2:54pm EDT

James Snyder, assistant chief, Army Reserve Command

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People in the Army Reserve 10 years ago might not have imagined how heavily they'd be called upon. But that's exactly what happened when the United States took the war on terror to Iraq and Afghanistan.

James Snyder, a retired major general, is now the assistant chief of the Army Reserve. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the Association of the U.S. Army convention in Washington, D.C., to discuss how much reserve is left in the reserves this long into the overseas action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Snyder also discussed the ongoing challenges as troops begin to withdraw from those two battle zones over the next few years.

But the challenges aren't only on the battlefield. Snyder also explained how the Reserve Command is helping returning troops re-integrate back into civilian life.

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