Seriously. Read a freaking history book. While I'm sure its not malicious, knock it off. [the third time I heard it said that way...it was by Chris Wallace of FoxNews Sunday]
Also, let's be honest. These advisors are there to select targets. And until force is authorized, they will be vulnerable.
Last, it will be WAY more than 300 "troops"...add in all of the contractors and support people. Double or triple the number.