Hm. If that's the case, then it's the first deployment for the Blackhorse in a long time.
I rode with them last June, on a rotation against a Guard unit that's already in The Box. They did fine.
The two-region war is a throwback from our time: two-front war against the Great Red Hordes. We did the same thing, when I wore a younger man's uniform in the early 80's. But we're finding the multi-conflict works real well. And with the new Brigade Combat Team structure, it means less tail, more teeth.
Sec. Rumsfeld intends to do so by civilianizing a number of positions.....I guess from cooks to transporters.
This leads to the obvious question: what are the advantages of having the cooks be military members rather than civilians?