USA gears up for Iraq conflict without regional support

Issue 682 - 20 Mar 2002

Washington’s  intention  to  remove  President Saddam Hussein from power is no longer in  doubt, but  opposition  from  regional allies—robustly  expressed  during  Vice  President Dick  Cheney’s  mid-March  tour  of  potential coalition  partners — has  prompted  a  reassessment of  the  US  war  machine’s  capabilities  to  effect regime change in Iraq.n .

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