Bush Sending 3,500 Troops to Kuwait
President Bush is sending 3,500 troops to Kuwait. Is there any doubt they will then go to Iraq?
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates approved sending the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division overseas after Gen. John P. Abizaid, who leads Central Command, requested the forces to replace the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was sent into the western province of Anbar this fall. Abizaid requested a brigade -- which is significantly larger than the Marine unit -- to allow for greater flexibility in the region.
Arianna tells us this is not really the decision of military chiefs:
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