More troops could be going to Iraq next year

Approximately 13 thousand troops could be heading to Iraq next year.  Military officials from the pentagon say National Guard troops from Oklahoma, Indiana and Arkansas could be sent to Iraq after the first of the year.  It would be the first time full guard combat brigades are sent back to Iraq for a second tour if the assignments are approved by defense secretary Robert Gates.  However, a senior defense official says two thirds of the troops that would be affected have never been to Iraq.