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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-09 05:03 PM
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21. I already head that today.
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  -What's the difference between a combat troop and a non-combat troop (other than pay-scale)? BuyingThyme  Feb-27-09 01:54 PM   #0 
  - Spin. Compromise. Deals. nt  valerief   Feb-27-09 01:55 PM   #1 
  - I'm going with spin for now.  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 01:59 PM   #2 
  - Combat troops engage in combat. Non-combat troops don't.  chascarrillo   Feb-27-09 02:03 PM   #3 
  - Then what is combat?  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:04 PM   #4 
     - It depends on the branch...  Lex1775   Feb-27-09 02:18 PM   #8 
        - No, what is combat in the context of Barack Obama's "withdrawal" plan?  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:22 PM   #10 
  - I can remember reading that there are several support troops for each one in combat,  pampango   Feb-27-09 02:09 PM   #5 
  - It's called the tooth to tail ratio  Rick Myers   Feb-27-09 02:15 PM   #6 
     - Thanks for the reference. Looks like it was 2.5 to 1 (non-combat to combat). n/t  pampango   Feb-27-09 02:37 PM   #18 
  - No difference.  Ceela   Feb-27-09 02:16 PM   #7 
  - Welcome to DU, Ceela!  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:23 PM   #11 
  - And where do private contractors fit in all this?  leftstreet   Feb-27-09 02:19 PM   #9 
  - I've been wondering about that too.  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:24 PM   #12 
  - Combat troops fight.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-27-09 02:27 PM   #13 
  - My understanding is that...  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:29 PM   #14 
     - My understanding is that...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-27-09 02:30 PM   #15 
        - Then who are the non-terrorists whom the non-combat troops are not combating?  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 02:32 PM   #16 
           - ...  leftstreet   Feb-27-09 02:36 PM   #17 
  - Combat troops go out looking for trouble,  RaleighNCDUer   Feb-27-09 03:22 PM   #19 
  - I expect they'll be called advisers before long.  rug   Feb-27-09 03:25 PM   #20 
  - I already head that today.  BuyingThyme   Feb-27-09 05:03 PM   #21 
  - the non-combatants won't get shot at or blown up because the  jonnyblitz   Feb-27-09 05:17 PM   #22 
  - From what I saw tonight, the troops in Iraq will be teaching the Iraqi  old mark   Feb-27-09 06:54 PM   #23 

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