Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Troop rotations

Force levels may remain the same (AP):

Officials said Tuesday that the plan was to keep the number of Americans in Iraq steady at about 145,000. That could change depending on how many international troops arrive, how well the expanded coalition effort works and how security develops in the country.

And this little item from the Joseph Galloway in the San Jose Mercury News:

Some of the units heading for Iraq were the reserve forces for duty in a Korean emergency. Keane said the units that were coming home from Iraq would be available in such an emergency. "They are at the highest state of readiness already," he said.

Hmmm .... I think Leah has one of her analytical pieces in the works on the NK situation.