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View Diary: Obama notifies Congress he is deploying 275 military personnel to Iraq (217 comments)

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    "Advisors" has a deeper meaning than the connection to Vietnam.  In military terms, "advisors" providing "security assistance" are Title 22 bodies.  They can only advise and assist, not take part in direct combat.  To do that you have to be in a Title 10 status.  Additionally, as Title 22, they fall under the authority of the Ambassador while Title 10 personnel fall under the authority of the Combatant Commander.  What the President is doing in both prudent and measured.  

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 04:18:38 PM PDT

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