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    U.S. and Afghanistan Agree on Draft Pact Allowing U.S. troops to Remain

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    War in Afghanistan likely to get longer for U.S. troops | TIME.com

    *Sigh* Obviously, the important thing to note is the "draft" part since it's not 100% final. But still....not a surprise but still kind of discouraging.
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    Not really surprised
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    No surprise to me

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    How would this be handled? I mean, obviously 5-10K troops is far less than have been over there but I'm wondering how they would figure out who would deploy. Shorter rotations and more people going more often? Or less people going and long deployments?
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    It honestly doesn't shock me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayzgirl View Post
    How would this be handled? I mean, obviously 5-10K troops is far less than have been over there but I'm wondering how they would figure out who would deploy. Shorter rotations and more people going more often? Or less people going and long deployments?
    I imagine it will be less people for normal length deployments. It wouldn't make sense to make it more people for shorter durations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayzgirl View Post
    How would this be handled? I mean, obviously 5-10K troops is far less than have been over there but I'm wondering how they would figure out who would deploy. Shorter rotations and more people going more often? Or less people going and long deployments?
    Probably some combination. There is not inconsiderable expense associated with each time commands are rotated in and out. Likely that, plus the time it takes new crews to get fully up to speed, will be weighed against the morale considerations, to settle on an answer.

    Like others, I am not surprised by this, nor do I have an issues with it at all. Have a few thousand troops in country is something I always assumed would happen long term.
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    not surprised at all..

    I would imagine it would be similar to like Saudi or Korea.. short 1-2 year unaccompanied assignments... maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    Probably some combination. There is not inconsiderable expense associated with each time commands are rotated in and out. Likely that, plus the time it takes new crews to get fully up to speed, will be weighed against the morale considerations, to settle on an answer.

    Like others, I am not surprised by this, nor do I have an issues with it at all. Have a few thousand troops in country is something I always assumed would happen long term.
    These were my thoughts as well. Unsurprised and unperturbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    Probably some combination. There is not inconsiderable expense associated with each time commands are rotated in and out. Likely that, plus the time it takes new crews to get fully up to speed, will be weighed against the morale considerations, to settle on an answer.

    Like others, I am not surprised by this, nor do I have an issues with it at all. Have a few thousand troops in country is something I always assumed would happen long term.
    Ya. I am not at all surprised by this, now does it bug me. We have done this most everywhere we have gone at least for a period of time. Korea, Kuwait, Saudi are all areas we still are in like this and likely always will be. I never anticipated Afghanistan being any different.
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