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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    What it means? The last units designed for offensive and peacekeeping operations have withdrawn, the remaining 50,000 are entirely support units with no meaningful offensive or combative capability (at least compared to our combat troops).
    That's not entirely accurate. Support units have offensive and combative capabilities, too.
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Except for the 50K+ troops who still remain.
    50,000 qualifies as 'tens of thousands', right?

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Probably because it's only a "momentous" event on paper.
    More like they all had their heads jammed up their asses about some other thing going on in NYC....
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    50,000 qualifies as 'tens of thousands', right?
    According to the math I was taught in public school, yes.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    the remaining 50,000 are entirely support units with no meaningful offensive or combative capability (at least compared to our combat troops).

    It just doesn't get anymore reckless and maddening than that!

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    the remaining 50,000 are entirely support units with no meaningful offensive or combative capability (at least compared to our combat troops).
    No, they are just as well-armed as a "combat" brigade. The only difference is that they have more advisory positions and their mission isn't combat.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    I wish I could say it was a victory, but it wasn’t because the USA in all its glorious wisdom created a Sharia state that will inevitably rejoin Dar al Islam in prosecuting its perpetual global jihad against the West and all unbelievers. Only it will be able to resume jihad far faster and stronger than otherwise courtesy of the USA.

    In other words, in this country today we have the blind leading the blind.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No, they are just as well-armed as a "combat" brigade. The only difference is that they have more advisory positions and their mission isn't combat.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No, they are just as well-armed as a "combat" brigade. The only difference is that they have more advisory positions and their mission isn't combat.
    This is correct in terms of the solders and their equipment, though the units themsevles do not have the armored assets that the combat brigades have.

    They still have armored humvees and MRAPs (to some extent) but not M2/3 Bradleys, Abrams and Strykers.

    As an aside: Whoever came up with the name "Stryker" shoud be hung.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No, they are just as well-armed as a "combat" brigade. The only difference is that they have more advisory positions and their mission isn't combat.
    It gets even better than this. They *are* a combat BCT brigade with full armament. They have just been renamed an "advisory" brigade. In name only.

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