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January 27, 2008 6:00 AM

Bush's plan for a Civilian Reserve Corps stalls

Pledges, promises, proposals — they're the meat of any State of the Union speech. But like many a wish, they don't always come true. President Bush, who once dismissed "nation-building" and failed to prepare adequately for rebuilding Iraq after invading it, made a significant shift in his State of the Union address a year ago.

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