MORE TROOPS FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK SENT OVER TO THE MIDDLE EAST!
Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived today in Uzbekistan, just ahead of a thousand soldiers based at Fort Drum. They are members of the tenth and their posting to Central Asia was announced this morning by Rumsfeld and the Uzbek President, who was careful to point out that the infantry forces will not be using his country to launch land-based incursions into Afghanistan. The mission seems partly strategic--to put pressure on the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden, and partly for the military purpose of offering backup to special forces units, said to be based elsewhere, who would go into Afghanistan for commando attacks on terrorists.
Fort Drum is about 60 miles from where I live.
174th Fighter Wing is about 20 miles, and sends fighters to Iraq to patrol the no fly zone, but lately they have been training for "God" knows what.
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.