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  •  That is most definitely the case... (none)
    In many other places, but this particular case is well documented, although some will argue as to what is spin and what ain't. I don't think anybody contends with the account that his own platoon was split and apparently lost what is called "Situational Awareness" to the point that Tillman and his contingent were mistaked for tangos.

    Generally you won't see a Ranger unit in close quarters with Reservist and NG based on the fact that Rangers are used in the most dangerous circumstances and the others, for the reasons you point out, aren't.

    Moreso in Afghanistan, where Tillman died, and most troops are Regular Army.

    "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." ~Plato

    by dj angst on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 12:27:47 PM PDT

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