He emphasized that the drawdown would be gradual and in its initial phases would involve "headquarters and combat service support troops, as well as combat support troops
both combat troops and combat support troops
as well as combat service
Changing the way we develop combat support troops
will help clarify these differences by properly identifying the dog and the tail; it will also allow much more effective delivery of support effects such as C4ISR.
Combat support troops
from the Territorial Army, the Navy and the RAF have been heavily preparing to spend the next three months in the Middle East where they will treat the wounded from a base in Camp Bastion - just 50km from the front line.
Unfortunately, we will also need more replacement soldiers, since all combat support troops
are more apt to find themselves under fire in an urban battle than in any other combat environment.