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  • Fox said: "The result will be a coherent and equitable division of the main populated areas of Helmand between three brigade-sized forces, with the US in the north and the south, and the UK-led Task Force Helmand, alongside our Danish and Estonian allies, in the central population belt."

    Liam Fox: Forces were spread too thinly in Afghanistan

  • In addition, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, considered a "combat-capable brigade-sized unit," which has already been deployed three times to Iraq (according to the US Army), recently sent its lead elements back to Iraq ---- although the Army absolutely insists they are not, repeat not, combat troops this time around.

    So You Thought We Were Winding Down Our Wars?

  • Similarly, after the Marine reduction of Fallujah, the United States left only a brigade-sized formation there, which has been large enough to prevent the town from reverting back to the control of the insurgents and Sunni militias but not enough to actually preserve security and stability there or make it possible for meaningful economic and political reconstruction to begin.

    The Right Way

  • Officials have not ruled out identifying a larger, brigade-sized unit before the end of the year that could either be shifted to Afghanistan from a planned deployment to Iraq or moved from some other location.

    Afstan: Slow US surge?

  • The way to determine the number of brigade headquarters suitable for Iraq is by determining the number of brigade-sized missions in the country.

    Don't Short-Circuit the Surge

  • There's the 'modular Army,' of new brigade-sized units that are supposed to be rotated in and out of locations easily.

    Bush's Lost Year

  • The army's goal is to create two composite brigade-sized units, each consisting of 3000 soldiers, equipped with artillery, aviation, armoured vehicles and engineering support.

    The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and the Army Way

  • Our multinational division here has conducted nine large brigade-sized operations since we arrived.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2005

  • Sir, our Iraqi partners have been conducting battalion - and brigade-sized operations since April.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2005

  • He has not signed it at this point, but this is a plan by a U.S. commander in Iraq, General George Casey, basically calls for brigade-sized withdrawals in 2006, depending on a number of considerations being met inside Iraq, in terms of Iraqi troops level.

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2005


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