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Next Phase In War Against Terror Begins  
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

1,700 US troops are set to conduct missions against terrorist groups in the Philipines, no advisory role this time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/21/international/asia/21FILI.html


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

News of this deployment surprised me.

That and the fact the Constitution of the Phillipines expressly forbids forgien military governments from conducting combat operations on it's land.

That was why when they went down last year to get those three missionaries, the Americans only provided support and the Philipine Army what the one performing the actual combat.



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Well, I'm sure that if they are only sending 1,700 troops (and if the typical head/tail ratios apply, that means only 400-500 combat troops, the rest are logistics, command and support), that they are not your garden-variety infantry. These guys are either SEALS, Rangers, Marine Recon, or other such elite troops.

Charles


User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16909 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

It will be Special Ops guys doing RECON, when they make contact they will radio a strike from the Marines Off shore. There's probably a LHD sitting off shore with about 900 Marines, when the RECON guys call the Marines will be ready to strike with Cobras, and Harriers.


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Good news IMHO. Let the terrorists know that slowly but surely, their time is up. We're gonna get ya!


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