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1-4th Brigade’s deployment delayed

1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division will not deploy next month as scheduled.

The brigade was slated to begin deploying next month to replace the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd BCT in Diyala province, a turbulent area north of Baghdad.

But the 3rd BCT, which is redeploying to Fort Hood in December after 15 months in theater, will not be replaced.

Drawdown of the “surge” goes on. The Strykers of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will expand their responsibility in Diyala. The 1st Bde, 4th ID is still going to Iraq, just not as soon as originally planned. A final decision has yet to be made.

More details on the shifting schedule at Army Times.