Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Is a SPMAGTF-CR operating in Jordan? Photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Austin Miranda, mortarman, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), loads a 60mm mortar round during exercise Eager Centaur in an undisclosed location, Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2016. Eager Centaur is conducted to complete initial joint terminal attack controller training and exercise the MAGTF Fire Support Coordination Center, to include combined arms live fire tactics, techniques and procedures.

Interesting.  The Brits just did a snap exercise to move troops to Jordan and now we see a SPMAGTF-CR at an undisclosed location in the Central Command's area of responsibility.

I'm betting they're in Jordan.  The question is why.  I don't believe for one second that the Obama administration is stupid enough to introduce US ground troops into Syria, so is this a bluff?  It's weak as water if it is.  A SPMAGTF wouldn't last three days in the type of combat that we're seeing in Syria.

Oh and make no mistake, we've seen our forces in Kuwait, Iraq, UAE etc...without the "undisclosed location" tag being applied.  They're sending a message but to who?

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