posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 06:28 PM
In a surprise move, President George Bush has reversed his decision to launch military operations against Iraq.
Instead, he has given in to French Premier Jacques Chirac's idea that more inspectors can accomplish this intended disarmament of Iraq.
Therefore, the U.S. will, over the next few days, commit more than 100,000 new inspectors to the task. These inspectors will be drawn from, but not
limited to, the following sources:
24,000 members of the 1st Infantry Division;
8,000 members of the 1st Air Cavalry Division;
15,000 members of the 101st Airborne Division;
5,000 members of the 1st and 4th armored division with their M1-A1 all terrain vehicles; and
Special air deliveries to aid the inspections will be made by aircraft from the 5th Air Force Wing based in Diego Garcia as well as from the USS
Constellation, USS George Washington, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Enterprise.
The President stated, "We believe that with these additional inspectors, the disarmament of Iraq can be completed soon."