On a typical day for a British Army battlegroup, the hundred or so troopers of Lt. Col. David Labouchere's command group awake before dawn. They roll up their sleeping bags and stow their gear in a dozen Land Rovers and medium trucks. Before departing, they pull up the trip flares that, along with sentries, provide early warning of intruders while they sleep. They pile up all material evidence that they were ever here--a few empty water bottles and rations wrappers--and burn it near the ...


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