Skip to comments.9K Marines Reportedly to be First to Go After Obama Announces Troop Increase for Afghanistan
Posted on 11/29/2009 8:06:53 AM PST by mojito
President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday an additional 30,000-35,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, which reportedly may start with 9,000 Marines being deployed to southern Afghanistan followed by 1,000 Army trainers in February.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that final preparations for the 9,000 Marines will commence as part of a deployment aimed at Helmand province, where the Taliban stronghold has been partly gutted by an additional 10,000 Marines sent earlier this year.
"The first troops out of the door are going to be Marines," Gen. James T. Conway, the Corps' top officer, told Marines in Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the newspaper. "We've been leaning forward in anticipation of a decision. And we've got some pretty stiff fighting coming."
Obama is expected to announce on Tuesday his new strategy for the eight-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. Speaking at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the president is expected to call for 30,000 to 35,000 new troops to be deployed over the next 12 to 18 months.
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Semper Fi and God speed.
That has a nice ring to it, doesnt it?
LOLOL!!!! Yeah...I got a little rush when I glanced at the headline. :)
I was hoping they were to arrest him for being a carpet bagger from Mbassa Kenya.
I would guess something akin to the New York trial announcement. Perhaps wild and crazy enough to get the trial off the front page.
LOL, I did too. We can only hope.
Incidentally, Biden received several Vietnam deferments, just like Cheney. Will the NY Times point that out?
‘announcing some sort of “exit strategy” guaranteed to insure confusion and cross-purposes,’
I would hope there would be a ‘exit strategy’ at some point. We currently have 68K troops in Afghanistan, and that does not includes PMC’s.
Now we are gonna add 30-35K more, bringing over 100k troops in Afghanistan. Joy.
I hope thats ‘enough’ to fininsh the ‘job’; which of course, won’t happen.
GO GET ‘EM MEN & WOMEN
You’re the best and the brightest . . . Win the victory and come home soon. GBU each and everyone.
I breathlessly await the ‘strategy’ speech from the Capon-in-Chief.
Obama is scared crapless of what's in store for him.
Nobody fears a coup the way a coup leader does.
Enjoy the trappings of power while you can, Baraq.
Order real men around like they are your chess pieces.
You'll be going down very hard, very soon.
“new troops to be deployed over the next 12 to 18 months.”
Well that gives him time to NEVER send any!
To my brothers & sisters in Arms & Harms way;
GOD Bless,good luck & happy hunting!
Ask no quarter & give none!
Take NO PRISONERS! We can get all the intel, from their cell phones & laptops anyway.
The marines are supposed to be a sea-based force for quick insertion and capture of enemy land.
They are not meant to be a permanent land army fighting inland (as in Korea and Vietnam).
That’s the army’s job.
But—the problem is our army has shrunk so much that it can’t do its task and be everywhere (Bosnia, Iraq, Korea, etc.) all at the same time.
First to fight for Right and Freedom...Semper Fi and God speed..you will be joining 10,000 of your fellow brothers already there. Thinking about all their families now too while they get ready to deploy because it ain’t no picnic the area they are going to and some will not be coming back. The price we have always paid for freedom. 9,000 may not sound like many but Marines know what Non Multa Sed Multum means.
I see nobody has learned a thing from such failures as Korea or Nam.
More American blood for nothing.
No plan, no brain at work, just send troops to advise, train and pacify those “Bad Attitudes” among the populace.
I wonder what monster will be found beyond those border for the Neo Rome to attack next?
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