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“Mid-Rats” to Now Be MREs
By Harold Hutchison

Marines in Camp Leatherneck, their major base in Afghanistan are getting one less hot meal as the Obama Administration carries out its timetable-based drawdown from Afghanistan. The “mid-rats” – a meal served at midnight for servicemen – are being replaced by Meals Ready to Eat.

Never mind if a timetable-based drawdown is wise, is it really smart to drop a hot meal for troops at a major base?