Wow, this is amazing, you finally got something right. That's a first and probably only event.<quoted text>
And JFK's thousands of "military advisers" in Vietnam were also not considered "boots on the ground".
You are getting really silly here, Babee:-)
Boots on the ground” has become a fairly familiar phrase, primarily in discussions of a military presence but sometimes in other contexts. The definition is simple: troops (or other physical presence) actually on the ground in the place being discussed. Wikipedia suggests the phrase was coined by a British officer in Malaya in the 1950s but doesn’t give a citation. However, without too much difficulty, I was able to find a print reference with the right context and meaning in a Congressional Quarterly Weekly from 1956 (“The decision to retain 10 Army divisions appears to reflect a decision that ‘boots on the ground’ remain a uniquely potent pledge of U.S. support.”). The phrase was known and used in military circles during the Vietnam era, and there’s no doubt that it’s surged in popularity since 9/11.
when those thousands of military advisors become 10 Army divisions, then you would have Boots on the Ground