I posted the following on the current affairs thread, but am likely to get some 'interesting' replies there, so I thought I'd ask the brethren. Before I start, I'm donning CBA and helmet but: Whilst the extension of the tour sucks badly, and I have every sympathy for the blokes as well as the families, this being one of the biggest kicks in the stones the system can offer us, I have to ask, what's the problem with the deployment? 1. TACOM US? I believe we were considerably more than that last year, and no doubt will be in the future. It just does not appear an issue. We have our own ROE. 2. WTF is all of the bollcocks about it being much more dangerous than we're used to. Try telling that to the PWRR who have fired considerably more / received more inbound than the battlegroups who fought the war last year. 3. Which right minded infantryman wouldn't be entirely up for it? Finally, let's use this as an opportunity to prove just how good we are at this sort of thing, and show the US how it is done. Spade's out, and I'm digging..... Surely this is what we do, and I might add, do better than anyone else on the planet. Let's do the job we've been set, and get the boys back home. Stay safe lads, and good luck.