February 17, 2003

War Timing The U.S. may

War Timing

The U.S. may not be so alarmed that UNSC deliberations look set to go into at least early March or even later. Here's why.

Key language: "You don't need to train them so much, but you have to make sure their equipment gets there. A lot of equipment is in the Gulf region, but if there is to be a major element operating out of Turkey, for instance, it's going to take two to three weeks to get equipment to Turkey and only two to three days to get the troops there. But the Turks haven't agreed yet. That's why it is at least a month away, if we started today, so it is likely to be March, and not February. It could end up in April."

Well the Turks still haven't agreed (the interview above appeared February 5th). Assuming Pentagon planners really want/need the Northern Front, they will need the extra few weeks, it appears.

Posted by Gregory at February 17, 2003 10:32 PM
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