What? Like the Kosovo Spearhead commitment we still have? No chance. The Bns they will need in readiness will need all the kit they have now. If they have to go back in they will need WR, Mastiff, ECM up the ying yang etc and key to all this, all the training that goes with it to maintain that level of readiness for multiple Bns. Our training budget won't support it and if you think Brown will with a wartime top up, I think you are mistaken.Purple_Flash said:Baldrick66 has posted a NOTW reference here: http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=58736#1106428
I bet it won't entirely free up that many troops though - surely those not actually going out will be held in readiness as an Over The Horizon reserve.
Tall Tales Tony doing a U turn already?Hugin said:So where does this fit in?
Thanks to Bliar not having the balls to stand up to his friend the hairless chimp, we remain the pawns of US policyFor months, army commanders have suggested that their presence on the streets of Basra was doing more harm than good, that it was time to lower expectations and let Iraqi forces take charge of security. They were forced to agree to a more gradual reduction partly in deference to US sensitivities.