Hobbit Brigade poised for 'mini troop surge' to Afghanistan
Military leaders and defense experts think the small but effective force is exactly what is needed to right-size American presence in the country.
"The generals asked for a mini troop surge, so I'm giving them the miniest troops we have," said President Donald Trump, noting that such surges have always worked in the past. "You haven't even seen mini until you've seen this troop surge."
The brigade, which will be supported by engineers from the 71st Dwarf Regiment, has already conducted final preparations and is ready to deploy on short-order.
Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, still has some apprehensions about the logistical requirements of the halflings, who are known to eat up to seven meals a day. While he says he doesn't doubt their stout fighting spirit, he admits the unit is no…
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