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I was accepting Jerome's assertion, (Except this is not even true,) at face value.  Your figure is closer to what I recalled, along with the fragmentation of forces into so many pieces and a command structure tailor made for US use only.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 17th, 2008 at 10:15:59 AM EST
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