Setting the Record Straight

The Republican National Committee announced that it has restarted its Joe Biden gaffe countdown clock as of 9:10 a.m. ET today.  The offense: The Democrat vice presidential nominee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee mixed up military “battalions” with “brigades.”

To clarify, defines the two as follows:

Battalion noun bat·tal·ion 
1. a considerable body of troops organized to act together : army  
2. a military unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies, batteries, or similar units  
3. a large group

Brigade noun bri·gade

1 a: a large body of troops b: a tactical and administrative unit composed of a headquarters, one or more units of infantry or armor, and supporting units
2. a group of people organized for special activity

Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director for

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