Governor Easley is in Washington delivering a message for all the other governors and it appears they are in agreement across the board that the budget President Bush proposed is not enough for the Guard. Easley also says the National Guard has been spread too thin.
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Of the 12,000 troops in North Carolina, 10,000 have served in Iraq and another 1000 helped with hurricane Katrina clean-up. Now they may be asked to secure the border.
On top of the manpower drain, the troops are missing equipment. Much of it was taken to Iraq and then had to be left there when the troops returned.
All of this as we have entered hurricane season.
The story is from WSOCTV.com.