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"Logistical ballet" in Iraq

Eric Schmitt goes over the great logistical move in and out of Iraq: "More than 240,000 soldiers and marines are to move into and out of Iraq from now to May, testing the military’s ability to handle a major logistical feat while battling the Iraqi insurgency. From remote camps in northern Iraq to the port here, this swapping of forces amounts to the United States military’s largest troop rotation since World War II."

Phil Carter has some good thoughts on the subject (his thoughts are longer than the NY Times article), with some good links. He notices, for example, that at the height of the move we may have 200,000 troops in Iraq at one time, because of overlap, rather than the 125,000 we have now. This may give us some opportunities in the Spring, but it is also full of dangers.   

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