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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
hey mister can you tell me where a man can find a bed:
So we've got an additional 3,200 Marines about to go to Afghanistan for a "finite" period. (The Pentagon doesn't want you to call it a surge!) But take a look at this exchange during Geoff Morrell's Pentagon briefing today:
Q: Is there the potential that this deployment could also affect the seven-month tours down the road in Iraq?
Maybe Charlie can correct me, but I don't think that Marines have ever faced tours longer than seven months during either the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. What's more, it's a dedicated priority of General James Conway, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, to boost dwell time to a 1:2 ratio -- that is, eight months at home/station for every four deployed. What will the effect of a short dwell time be on the 3,200 Marines heading to Afghanistan?
Nor does this appear to be a very auspicious development. From later in the briefing:
Q: You have mentioned that some Marines may have to -- (word inaudible) -- dwell. Is it possible to find out how many Marines you're talking about and which unit?