Quick followup thought . . .
A MEU Command Element is really like a tiny little MEF command element in makeup and function. It has all of the necessities to control an entire MAGTF. An RCT on the other hand, does not have the breadth of staff necessary to control a MAGTF, but it certainly has what is needed to control several infantry bns. Perhaps 1/3 has been detached from 31 MEU and given to RCT 7 or RCT 1 for the fight. 31 MEU is perhaps C2ing the western battalions. My gut tells me Fallujah is RCT 7 and RCT 1, and RCT 5 is planning Ramadi, even though at least one of its battalions (3/5) is in Fallujah. Is this what counting cards in Vegas feels like?