Iraq Lays Barriers to a U.S. Invasion

(USA Today) John Diamond - U.S. spy satellites have recently detected Iraqi military forces placing obstacles on the runways of their key air bases in order to block fixed-wing aircraft from landing with ground troops to seize the bases for U.S. invasion forces. The Iraqis are parking trucks in landing areas and dragging concrete highway barriers across airstrips, which could be quickly removed to allow their own forces to use the airfields. Spy satellites have also detected the installation of additional gun emplacements around key points in Baghdad, particularly around Saddam Hussein's main palace on the Tigris River.

2002-12-19 00:00:00

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