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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not much of an improvement.
    What a surprise that you're reacting this way.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    How quickly do you think he can feasibly get troops there? Considering the time it takes to prepare soldiers for deployment and the logistics involved one year seems to be just the right time frame.
    Plus the time it takes to free up troops from the Iraqi theater.

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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    What a surprise that you're reacting this way.
    oh yeah! I'm an asshole for wanting a faster reinforcement of our soldiers that are already in country. How silly of me!
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    6 months, at the most. Probaly less. It didn't take but a couple of months to put 7 divisions in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield.
    Active duty soldiers who are always in training to be deployed. It takes just about a year to prep a National Guard or Reserve unit for deployment.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    I wonder if this: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...elections.html had anything to do with the timing.

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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Plus the time it takes to free up troops from the Iraqi theater.
    As a point of clarity, it appears that the brigades will be deployed from the US, not Iraq.

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    oh yeah! I'm an asshole for wanting a faster reinforcement of our soldiers that are already in country. How silly of me!
    That wasn't what I said, though you're free to read it however you like. What I was getting at is the fact that Obama could **** solid gold bricks and you'd complain about how he was causing turbulence in the commodities market.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Active duty soldiers who are always in training to be deployed. It takes just about a year to prep a National Guard or Reserve unit for deployment.
    That was before we had so many combat experienced NG units, too.

    But, again, it only took a couple of months to insert 7 divisions, including national gaurd units, into Saudi Arabia back in '90.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That was before we had so many combat experienced NG units, too.

    But, again, it only took a couple of months to insert 7 divisions, including national gaurd units, into Saudi Arabia back in '90.
    It took Bush 6 months to put 20k troops in Iraq, so it doesn't seem particularly insane for Obama to take 12 to put 34k in Afghanistan.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That was before we had so many combat experienced NG units, too.
    Combat experience, while good, doesn't stop those units from needing to be re-certified and re-trained in techniques that the Army has decided they need to be successful in Afghanistan. Also, most reserve units spent their time in Iraq fighting a much different war than they will be fighting in Afghanistan, especially under McChrystal's new overall strategy.

    But, again, it only took a couple of months to insert 7 divisions, including national gaurd units, into Saudi Arabia back in '90.
    Insurgency operations in Afghanistan are a lot different from the more conventional conflict that was fought during Desert Shield.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Combat experience, while good, doesn't stop those units from needing to be re-certified and re-trained in techniques that the Army has decided they need to be successful in Afghanistan. Also, most reserve units spent their time in Iraq fighting a much different war than they will be fighting in Afghanistan, especially under McChrystal's new overall strategy.
    That's why some of us have been harping on getting the ball rolling all this time.


    Insurgency operations in Afghanistan are a lot different from the more conventional conflict that was fought during Desert Shield.

    What's that got to do with inserting troops into a theater of operations. Planes all land the same.
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