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WAR: Rumsfeld: U.S. Troops In Iraq At "Unusually High Level"

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posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 03:20 PM
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stated that U.S. forces in Iraq could receive additional support in the way of more troops if the theater commanders requested it. Currently there are 135,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, "an unusually high level", Rumsfeld said. The U.S. was currently in the middle of a rotation, and there is an overlapping time after the new forces come in before the older troops will leave. Rumsfeld also said that the generals in Iraq would have all the forces and supplies that they requested.

Herald Sun News
AMERICAN military commanders in Iraq would get additional troops if they requested more soldiers to fight a growing Shi'ite uprising, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

Commanders are studying ways they might increase troops in Iraq should violence spread much more widely, a senior officer said yesterday. Generals believe they have enough forces to handle the attacks that have been coming from various quarters, including the recent violence by a shi'ite militia group. But they want to know what is available if the situation gets worse, said the officer.

The forces in Iraq are down from their peak of 151,000 forces last year, but the number of troops in Iraq is more than capable of dealing with any resistance al-Sadr's Mahdi army. There are also about 12,000 non-U.S. troops from other supporting countries in the country as well.

[Edited on 7-4-2004 by dbates]

posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 07:26 PM
So the Troops from spain, the 1500, will not be missed.

posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 07:31 PM

AFP | April 20 2004

A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that deteriorating security in Iraq may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft.

"There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future," Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq.

"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."

Of course, what the U.S. public don't know is that the Senate already has a bill in front of it saying the Draft will be back from June 15 2005.

The NWO is moving Folks, time to take a stance!!

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