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Originally posted by bg_socalif
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Most of the 56 "bases" are very small patrol bases and outposts, or joint manned Iraqi police stations, with platoon or squad sized elements.
But yes, there are still some large bases like Victory Base complex and Balad with thousands of troops.
And there are some like the FOB i'm on, with only a couple hundred troops.
Many of the bases now are so small, they can be closed up in just a few days when required.