Sam Hinnant: Troops are troops

May 6, 2013 

Troops are troops

Regarding the May 1 headline “U.S. sends ‘support troops’ to Mali”: I remember when President Eisenhower first sent troops to Vietnam. They were disingenuously dubbed “advisers.” Deja vu anyone?

Sam Hinnant, Zebulon

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