On September 9th, 2003, our loved ones, currently serving in the Iraqi theater, were delivered orders extending their overseas stay. They have been told that there is a chance they could be home in May 2004 with the possibility of an extension to January 2005. May 2004 is a minimum 16 month deployment for this Reserve Unit.
While many have been concerned with the spiritual, and liberty implications pertaining to the microchips there is another problem, the environment. On November 7, 2002 zdnet posted an article regarding this. It said the microchip "has an environmental impact that far outweighs its miniature size."