Military Preparations for Shock and Awe in Iraq

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Saddam Hussein has thumbed his nose at last night-s ultimatum from President Bush, and the hours are winding down. The next time America sees President Bush, it will likely be when he-s authorized massive force against Iraq. In Kuwait, 150,000 US troops are ready to go. Turkey may reconsider American use of its land or airspace, and France says if Iraq uses weapons of mass destruction, it might join the coalition, too. What if Iraqi troops hunker down in Baghdad for urban warfare? We get an update from Kuwait, hear about -shock and awe,- the prospect for early victory and what it will mean if Saddam gets away, from national security and experts and military strategists from the Claremont Institute, University of Chicago and the Center for Security and International Studies.
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