posted 11-09-2002 04:53 PM PT (US)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon plan for invading Iraq, should the new U.N. arms inspection effort fail, calls for a land, sea and air force of 200,000 to 250,000 troops, officials said Saturday.
Or do they mean "troopers"?
A "troop" refers to a group. So if there's 200,000 troops, that implies at least 400,000 troopers, does it not?
I really really hate that sort of thing...which is it?!
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posted 11-09-2002 04:58 PM PT (US)
Main Entry: 1troop
Etymology: Middle French trope, troupe company, herd, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English thorp, throp village -- more at THORP
1 a : a group of soldiers b : a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company c plural : ARMED FORCES, SOLDIERS
2 : a collection of people or things : CREW 2
3 : a flock of mammals or birds
4 : the basic organizational unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader