Australian combat troops leave iraq

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  1. Troops had plenty to do in Iraq, says chief
    THE chief of the Defence Force has denied Australian soldiers had little to do in Iraq, as the Federal Government brings the troops home after a controversial five-year commitment in the country.

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23794153-421,00.html
     
  2. Lovely, now we've got something other than the rugby we can take the piss with. :wink:
     
  3. We're still going to have about a Coy's worth doing (OPSEC)... Anyway it just means everyone will get to go to the other sandy, hilly shithole. We really don't have that many fellas to wheel and deal to be in too many places at once.
     
  4. The Defence Minister is claiming today that the deployment was unsustainable and the army was overstrerched. Bugger me defence has long claimed there objective is to be able to operate a brigade in one theatre and a batallion group in another :roll:
     
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Listen mate, it's all very well for you imperialists to go stomping about the place until the cows come home, but the XXXX has run out, there's no wood for the barbie, and the shiela's have all got their faces covered.

    We heard there was a good party kicking off a bit further up the road. Can't remember whether it was a beach party though - that would be bonza if it was.
     
  6. That's the last swimming pool in Corps HQ Baghdad gone then :cry:
     
  7. No it hasn't - contrary to popular (media) belief, there are still Australian soldiers operating in Iraq.

    http://www.defence.gov.au/opcatalyst/

    OBG-W and AAT-I are leaving, that's all.

    the pool is staying, for now...