MIL Marines seek Iraq exit by redeploying to Afganistan *story*

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  1. Insdav3

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301061,00.html



    Top Marine Corps brass is lobbying the Pentagon to allow its forces to vacate Iraq for the purpose of leading the fight in Afghanistan, according to a New York Times report.


    Marine Corps Commandant James T. Conway proposed the idea during a session with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and several regional military commanders, said the article.

    Click here to read The New York Times story on Marine Corps redeployment.

    The arrangement would leave ground combat in Iraq primarily to the U.S. Army. Currently, there are 25,000 Marines serving among 162,000 American troops in Iraq and no major units serving in Afghanistan, according to the Times article.

    Marine units serving in Afghanistan would be able to command ground and air assault capability while the current Army forces there rely on the U.S. Air Force for air support.

    The idea is intended to improve the balance of forces between the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and help reduce strain on troops.

    Gates and Mullen have not discussed the redeployment in public and senior military officials say no former proposal has been entered, said the Times story.
     
  2. TRN

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    Fuck that shit.

    If they send me to Crapistan too I will flip.
     
  3. Insdav3

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    I couldn't imagine Afghanistan being any worse than Iraq....other than being colder?
     
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    Well now I know where we're going on the MEU(SOC) :rofl:.
     
  6. MrRyan

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    "Hey guys! We suck at this joint thing...so let us go it alone!...Yeah! That's a great idea!"
     
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    well you guys are always bringing us down and making us look bad.*























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  8. Insdav3

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    :bowrofl: truth
     
  9. Jbeanz

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    My MEU is getting there first :fawk:
     
  10. fcheerleader

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    what is Afghanistan like for the US? my cousin will be going there soon. i have read about the large amount of action other NATO forces face like the British.
     

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