Just listened to TCH make the announcement that 1 BW BG would indeed redploy to the US AOR to relieve some useless Yanks, so they can concentrate overwhelming firepower in the their aim of pissing off every Arab in the Middle East. A couple of things struck me listening to TCH............ A. When Fatty Soames asked TCH to clarify that the Government would not treat the BW shabbily after their return from this Op especially since their families have been kept in the dark, TCH had the balls to tell Soames that the Tories had undermined the Govt's efforts to re-assure the families over this new deployment. Question: How can the Tories have undermined a deployment that has only been announced in the last 10-minutes? B. TCH states that GOC MND (SW) would retain C2 over 1 BW BG...... how? They will be hundreds of miles away and our comms aren't exactly up to it? Will we be using carrier pidgeons? If so, are they digitised? C. 1 SG will fill the vacumn created by 1 BW BG's re-deployment........ who back fills 1 SG? D. If 1300 tps are not to be sent to IRAQ, will they be going to Kuwait first, then Iraq later? E. What does "...robust ROE..." actually mean? Are they enough to keep soldiers out of the civil/ criminal courts, 3-months after their return from Ops when some fat QC points his 20/20 Hindsight binoculars at their actions? I doubt it. This whole thing smells of pre-meditation and spin............ Its absolutely essential that tp deployments are not leaked in advance but, watching TCH waffle turns my stomach.