The 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st brigade has been told to leave the 3rd battalion behind when it deploys to Afghanistan. They won’t be needed.
This is obviously good news, because it means fewer American soldiers will be in harm’s way and that things in Afghanistan are looking up.
A search of Google News turns up zip on the orders to leave one battalion behind.
If these troops are needed in Iraq, though, you can bet we’ll hear all about it. Or even if, for some reason, they’re needed in Afghanistan after all. (via ACE)