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3,000 soldiers to serve in Africa next year

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by G17Jake, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. G17Jake

    G17Jake

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  2. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    I think they should send them to our southern border instead.
     

  3. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    Great......:upeyes:

    I have a better idea. Let's allow the former colonial powers to reestablish themselves in their former colonies. That's about the only way African countries are ever going to improve from what they are now.





    I agree. We need to shovel the crap out of our own backyard right now. It's piling up.
     
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  4. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Not if they cut the DoD budget by half! It's coming up in 2 1/2 months! You'll have less then 50% of the force maybe.:steamed:
     
  5. JFrame

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    This.


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  6. South Fla

    South Fla ©South Fla 2015

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    Duh...
    I have a nephew and a friend from work going to Africa in September.

    But they will be is Somalia.
     
  7. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    Another colossal waste that doesn't serve America's interests.
     
  8. PawDog

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    We've had troops stationed in northern Africa, north of Somalia, at a FOP surveillance listening base for at least the past three years. Most are NG, but quite a few are also contractors (former Spec. Ops.).
     
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  10. GAFinch

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    Building relationships with 3rd world militaries actually isn't that bad of an idea. In a lot of third world countries, the militaries tend to be less corrupt than the political leaderships, and remain in place throughout multiple regimes.
     
  11. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    As long as they know their own backyard is safe, maybe they would like to send some guys to play in Afghanistan.
     
  12. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    No big deal. Barry's idea of Homeland Defense.