40% reservists




 
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October 17th, 2004  
webs
 
 

Topic: 40% reservists


is it true that 40% of the troops in iraq are reservists?
October 17th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 

Topic: Re: 40% reservists


Quote:
Originally Posted by webs
is it true that 40% of the troops in iraq are reservists?
Which troops?
USA troops? UK troops? Polish troops? Korean troops?
Or internatinal troops in general?
October 17th, 2004  
battery
 

Topic: Re: 40% reservists


Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Quote:
Originally Posted by webs
is it true that 40% of the troops in iraq are reservists?
Which troops?
USA troops? UK troops? Polish troops? Korean troops?
Or internatinal troops in general?

He's U.S. man, and no, I don't believe it's true.
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October 17th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Korean troops are all active duty.
October 17th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Are all the 3000 Korean troops already deployed in Iraq?
October 17th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I doubt the number is 40% however a large number of the American troops in iraq are National Guard I beleive.
October 17th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
They should be. It's 3,600 in total I believe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Are all the 3000 Korean troops already deployed in Iraq?
October 18th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
You have to be careful with that number.

If the Air Force is involved, the Air Guard and Air Reserve almost always make up the wartime contingent. The active duty has it's own mission and it's up to the reserves (and Guard) to augment the initial air campaign and to take over the lion's share of the follow-on missions.

So, you should press to separate between ground troops and total troops.

The reason is the Air Force will fly from Oman, UAE, Turkey, Italy, etc and may be counted in the total number committed, but they may be hundreds of miles from Iraq.
October 18th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
There are white lies, black lies and then there are statistics.
October 19th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
There are white lies, black lies and then there are statistics.

...You got a problem with statistics I love statistics especialy when they are in my favor..