When I heard that the Black Watch was to be moved North, I was immediately concerned that they were being sucked into a never-ending commitment in the heart of "the triangle of death". The Black Watch are clearly an excellent army unit and are needed because the US is short of armoured units. I am sure they will do a professional job.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Michael Walker has said there is a 30-day limit attached to the deployment. Let's hope so.