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  • Charles Felix's unit was outraged to read in "Stars & Stripes" that that men sentenced to imprisonment for rear-area disciplinary offences were being offered a transfer to the infantry as an alternative.

    World War II reality and resonance

  • Over the next year the Americans are planning to hand off Iraq's security to the Iraqis in earnest -- withdrawing to rear-area bases, delegating patrol duties and reducing U.S. numbers to fewer than 100,000 troops.

    How Much Longer?

  • In all, about 115 replacements were recruited from the rear-area ranks and placed on frontline duty.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • After New Britain, high-ranking Marine brass had pressed for a new R&R area away from Guadalcanal, which had developed by this time into one of the largest rear-area U.S. military complexes in the Pacific.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • GRANGE: Well, that's a key part, because as you're doing this forward fight, what about what you call your rear-area security.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2005

  • In all, about 115 replacements were recruited from the rear-area ranks and placed on frontline duty.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • After New Britain, high-ranking Marine brass had pressed for a new R&R area away from Guadalcanal, which had developed by this time into one of the largest rear-area U.S. military complexes in the Pacific.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • And our rear-area security in this global fight against terrorist organizations in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and maybe future combat, homeland is a vulnerability that we have.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2005

  • All those vaunted middle class kids would be, if they didn't get medical exemptions, given all those rear-area jobs, or join the Navy or Air Force, avoiding combat.

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • Instead, irregular forces have carried out harassment attacks against rear-area positions while regular forces have established a ring of defenses around Baghdad.

    Archive 2003-07-01

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