MIL Last I heard there were ~3,000 Marines in Afghanistan.... ~25,000 in Iraq

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  1. WildBull

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    Lets look to the future. With troop reductions and ultimate pullout of Iraq, Obama's obviously going to enforce his "more troops in Afghanistan" policy. How many more Marines / (or any branch for that matter) do you think he will dedicate to Afghanistan?
     
  2. evan2

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    AF has already been told we are going to be in afghan for a long time.
     
  3. Blackfox

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    uhhh watch the news man, they are putting 3 more brigades in Afghanistan by summer of 09. Plus mine which leaves soon.
     
  4. WildBull

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    :dunno: What's the end game plan? Total ousting of al-qaeda?
     
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    End game plan??? Not sure what you really mean bro. I just go and do what I have to do. That's why I joined. Fuck the politics.
     
  6. WildBull

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    Eh, I like the politics because it all determines where we go and when we go. Everyone should understand their mission :o
     
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    so obama is pro-war huh ?
     
  8. WildBull

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    he's for getting out of iraq and increasing troop levels in Afghanistan because it "makes more sense"
     
  9. Blackfox

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    dude. Who the fuck cares? You are in the Armed Forces. You joined for a reason. Knowing that you could go to war.
     
  10. WildBull

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    That has nothing to do with what this thread was about.
     
  11. you ever read his campaign promises...:hsugh:
     
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    bro. death before dishonor.
     
  15. WildBull

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    Why aren't you at boot camp yet
     
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    yeah my unit 3BDE 3ID is basically preparing for both missions.
    it would be interesting to be in Afghanistan but i am getting out of the Army. i would have no interest in being a douchebag battle CPT running 12on/12off shifts in the TOC

    .....but then again i would be in my functional area and working at the CORPS or ARMY level
     
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    lets go tear shit up

    did you go to the deployment ceremony on friday? I rocked the shit out of the colors
     
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    going to MEPS next week broseidon.
     
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    nah I've deployed before for the 1SG said we didn't have to go. I'm glad because the roads were friggin horrible.
     
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    Don't mind me. I was tearing ass around in my beater jeep.

    Your unit is considered one of those three brigades. Based on my read of the situation - we won't get the nod to go. Fuck.
     
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    The next deployment for the 10th is sometime around May. You may be included in one of those 3 more BDE to go by summer of 09.
     
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    No, that's what I'm saying. I know what the requests are (remember my position and visibility) and I'm attempting to read the tea leaves as best as possible.

    We're on track for december to back fill you. Though that could change...with the probability of that decreasing by the day.
     
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    I keep thinking you're Artanis with the new AV. :o
     

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