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    Hi

    A soldier was in Iraq.

    Someone said about him: His deployment was supposed to be up in four weeks but they just got notice of extension for another six months.

    I'm just wondering if "deployment" could mean "mission" here?

    So his mission in Iraq was supposed to be up in 4 weeks but they were notified that they had to stay longer.

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    I believe it means the deployment area, where the soldiers are situated. If their mission at that location is up, they would then go back to their duty station, and then if their contract is up, they would go home.

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    After that that person added:

    Apparently the Taliban is really coming back with a vengeance. He said they're pulling twenty thousand troops from Iraq to send to Afghanistan and he might end up there.

    I may be wrong, but it seems to me that the author meant "mission".

    His mission was supposed to be over, but they told them they would stay longer and would send them to Afghanistan.

    But of course you may be right lauralie :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    After that that person added:

    Apparently the Taliban is really coming back with a vengeance. He said they're pulling twenty thousand troops from Iraq to send to Afghanistan and he might end up there.

    I may be wrong, but it seems to me that the author meant "mission".
    Oh, I see. I get it. His Unit was deployed to Iraq and that deployment (being sent to a particular area) is supposed to end in a month, but has been extended by six months to Afghanistan. That is, his deployment (being sent out of the duty station) has been extended by six months.

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    Default Re: deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A soldier was in Iraq.

    Someone said about him: His deployment was supposed to be up in four weeks but they just got notice of extension for another six months.

    I'm just wondering if "deployment" could mean "mission" here?

    So his mission in Iraq was supposed to be up in 4 weeks but they were notified that they had to stay longer.
    My dictionary say

    "deployment" ~ the movement of soldiers or equipment to a place where they can be used when they are needed.

    My conclusion is that lauralie2 explained it very well.

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