Officials have made much of “ending” the Iraq War and bringing the occupation forces home for the holidays, but they won’t be staying long, as many are now receiving new orders to deploy to Afghanistan.
“We are glad that we have brought all soldiers back home in time for Christmas to spend with loved ones. We do have to put information out about an upcoming mission, though,” noted one brigade combat team in a statement, saying it was selected for a “support mission” in the decade-long occupation of Afghanistan.
In an effort to put a silver lining on the dark cloud that is deploying to the notorious ‘graveyard of empires,’ the statement went on to say that the deployment of troops just out of Iraq to Afghanistan was a “sign of progress.”
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