Sunday, November 28, 2004
UK may send more troops to Iraq
From The Telegraph:
The government is preparing to send up to 1,000 more British troops to Iraq in the run-up to the first democratic elections there for more than 50 years.
Defence chiefs are convinced that insurgents will intensify attacks against coalition forces across the country to delay and disrupt the elections, called for January 30.
It's important that the coalition forces do not allow the insurgents to regroup after the United States marines' successful attack on Fallujah.
"Both the British and American forces must now press home this advantage. Keeping the insurgents at bay will be vital if the elections are to be democratic and successful and achieving that will require extra troops."
The officer said he expected coalition forces to mount attacks against insurgent strongholds in central and northern Iraq.