Fighting Solo if Necessary

(AP/New York Times) NATO has postponed its planning for a possible war in Iraq under pressure from Germany and France. America has sought indirect support from NATO in order to facilitate its buildup in the Persian Gulf by relieving U.S. forces of other duties. However, even if there is substantial allied resistance to an invasion of Iraq, the U.S. will be prepared to attack with a force of 150,000 by middle to late February, according to military experts and American officials.

2003-01-23 00:00:00

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