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  •  Just What Is Light Infantry (2+ / 0-)
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    devtob, Jay C

    You're right, but I don't know anybody who can define just what light infantry is in the post-19th century context.  Generally, it now applies to infantry formations which lack the heavy equipment required to engage in the principal battles between great powers, like tanks and armored fighting vehicles.  As a result , light infantry now means mostly airborne, or air assault, or special forces, or marine battalions.  None of that really conveys what the name really meant for that particular regiment.

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    by PrahaPartizan on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:58:38 PM PST

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