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Military Maths

England Expects reports:

According to Le Monde "Les Pays-Bas avaient un contingent de 1 400 soldats présents dans la province d'Al Muthanna (sud) et qui doit être remplacé par quelque 600 Britanniques."
Which by my reading suggests that one British Tom is worth 2.3 Dutchmen.
Which is interesting given the 850 Black Watch replaced 4,000 US troops in the run up to Falujah in October last year.
Which in turn suggests that one Dutchman is worth 1.7 Americans....


Yeah right. 850 expected to do the work of 4000 (even if they are Glaswegian nutters) can't have anything to do with penny-pinching Treasury cuts can it?

I dunno, Weegie nutters are pretty scary, particularly when wearing skirts. But I supose, being serious the focus of trouble had moved, the Watch were moving into an essentially reserve position (not that they didn't have some pretty warry patrols). That and penny pinching.

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