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Offline Jarnhamar

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1575 on: February 13, 2020, 22:10:43 »
I guess....they're asking for more than we can give right now??

Well, I'm pretty sure they asked everyone to leave, and we collectively said no.

So I'm guessing they're going to ask for more money and equipment.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1576 on: February 13, 2020, 22:14:34 »
On the Army side, I'm guessing we've hit our limit of what we can deploy without overly stretching ourselves to the breaking point.

Anywhere from 800 to 1000 troops in Iraq, 650 in Latvia, 250 in Ukraine, sounds about right when pre-deployment & post-deployment are taking into consideration. 

Reserve units contribute also, but we need them more & more locally, especially during fire season.



I stand to be corrected and will google the info later, but I'm guessing there's a few countries in the EU that could each contribute a few hundred each, and make up for a shortfall.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1577 on: February 14, 2020, 16:43:16 »
On the Army side, I'm guessing we've hit our limit of what we can deploy without overly stretching ourselves to the breaking point.

Anywhere from 800 to 1000 troops in Iraq, 650 in Latvia, 250 in Ukraine, sounds about right when pre-deployment & post-deployment are taking into consideration. 

Reserve units contribute also, but we need them more & more locally, especially during fire season.



I stand to be corrected and will google the info later, but I'm guessing there's a few countries in the EU that could each contribute a few hundred each, and make up for a shortfall.

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1578 on: February 14, 2020, 16:52:41 »
I would be very curious to see how that 800-1000 troops. I'm Iraq breaks down.

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1579 on: February 14, 2020, 21:36:46 »
Crikies.  2000 troops 'taps us out'.

Can you imagine the complexity of coordinating the leave, alone? :)
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1580 on: February 15, 2020, 14:48:59 »
Can you imagine the complexity of coordinating the leave, alone? :)

Name tags!   It would take years!!!!
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1581 on: February 21, 2020, 17:43:45 »
Reserve units contribute also, but we need them more & more locally, especially during fire season.

Devil's Advocate: Shouldn't local communities start developing their own fire response capacity as opposed to having to rely on the Army every year?

Just sayin'...
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