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Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:25 AM

 

U.S. Army sending division HQ element to Iraq

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Source: Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq soon as the U.S. military steps up its campaign against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Thursday.





Read more: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-sending-division-hq-element-to-iraq-1.304965



Get Ready. The rest of the division can't be far behind.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:33 AM

1. In Army speak I believe that is known as the "Advance Party."

 

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Response to 3rdwaydem (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:41 AM

3. In Obama speak that does not mean "boots on the ground"

Why is he so insistent that no troops will be sen when it's obvious they will have to be at some point? It only gives the right mor things to attack him with.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:30 AM

4. Obama translation could be the last boots on the ground, after the other country allies send theirs.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:46 AM

8. So a US Divisional HQ is going to command all-foreign troops?

 

I think this is unlikely.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:42 AM

6. I guess these are not "combat troops."

 

Because Division Headquarters consists of the brass and their assistants, who do not, as a rule, engage in combat.

But yes. Bring the brain, and the body will follow. I don't see exactly how President Obama will rationalize sending combat troops for the Division Headquarters to supervise, having promised "no combat troops." How would the press release be written?

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:38 AM

2. The Pentagon plan to base troops in Iraq becomes reality.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:32 AM

5. Once the camel's nose goes under the tent, the rest will surely follow.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:45 AM

7. Yes. But what is President Obama going to say to rationalize this?

 

After promising no combat troops, I mean. Will he leave the rest of the camel for his successor to push into the tent?

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 12:47 PM

9. 30,000 by the end of the year . . .

 

"We got our war!"

(sigh)

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Response to sulphurdunn (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 01:06 PM

10. Locking

News dated Sept 25 - so not in scope for LBN - please repost in GD or elsewhere.

Host consensus decision.

Thanks!

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