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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    As a point of clarity, it appears that the brigades will be deployed from the US, not Iraq.
    Sure, as troops deployed in Iraq return for rest and refit. I read thaat we are trying to keep 1/3 of the troops deployed abroad, 1/3 refitting and recuperating, and 1/3 in reserve. As troops in Iraq come home, fresh troops from the states can go to Afghanistan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's that got to do with inserting troops into a theater of operations. Planes all land the same.
    If we wanted to we could put every soldier in the Army in Afghanistan in a couple of months. That's also if we wanted to send them there without the training that the Army has decided they to effectively do their jobs, not to mention not dying.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Sure, as troops deployed in Iraq return for rest and refit. I read thaat we are trying to keep 1/3 of the troops deployed abroad, 1/3 refitting and recuperating, and 1/3 in reserve. As troops in Iraq come home, fresh troops from the states can go to Afghanistan.
    Sorry, I meant that it looks like most of the troops scheduled to be deployed are already here in the US, rested up and ready to go.

    The plan under consideration would call for sending the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y.,; and a Marine brigade for a total of 23,000 troops. An additional 7,000 troops would staff a new division in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Sorry, I meant that it looks like most of the troops scheduled to be deployed are already here in the US, rested up and ready to go.



    White House Leans Toward Sending More Than 30,000 Troops to Afghanistan - FOXNews.com
    Yes, I agree. I am not saying that troops in Iraq will be brought home, rested, then sent back out as the initial surge (they may well replace units in 18 months or 2 years). I am saying that to keep the reserve and refit balance, troops have to come home before other troops can be sent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    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.
    And, that somehow, makes it ok?
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    If we wanted to we could put every soldier in the Army in Afghanistan in a couple of months. That's also if we wanted to send them there without the training that the Army has decided they to effectively do their jobs, not to mention not dying.
    They would hardly be sent there untrained.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    oh yeah! I'm an asshole for wanting a faster reinforcement of our soldiers that are already in country. How silly of me!
    Adspt...I beleive that you've said in other threads as others have the once this decision was made that you would support the President. Has that positions changed? Please tell me why this is not adequate enough. A year is not fast enough for you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Adspt...I beleive that you've said in other threads as others have the once this decision was made that you would support the President. Has that positions changed? Please tell me why this is not adequate enough. A year is not fast enough for you?
    Um, no, I don't recall ever saying anything remotely close to that. I believe what I said was, that is the president made a good decision, I would support him. I've yet to see that decision being made.

    And, no, a year isn't good enough for me. That's too long, not to mention it will take another couple of months for the lead-on units to show up in theater.

    It's this kind of dog-assin' around that will make this war drag on forever.
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    Re: Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Um, no, I don't recall ever saying anything remotely close to that. I believe what I said was, that is the president made a good decision, I would support him. I've yet to see that decision being made.

    And, no, a year isn't good enough for me. That's too long, not to mention it will take another couple of months for the lead-on units to show up in theater.

    It's this kind of dog-assin' around that will make this war drag on forever.
    Here's what you said....

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058324936

    Please provide links as to your claims of near 40,000 troops being rapidly deployed over a two month period and the conditions that surrounded them.

    Thanks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Here's what you said....

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058324936

    Please provide links as to your claims of near 40,000 troops being rapidly deployed over a two month period and the conditions that surrounded them.

    Thanks.
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