From the Archives: After Kuwait’s liberation, winning the peace as hard as winning the war

From the archive
Issue 1011 - 04 Mar 2016 | 5 minute read

Is the peace going to be lost just as the war is won? This stark question is based on the fact that although progress appears to have been made during the last week between Prince Khaled bin Sultan and General Norman Schwarzkopf – for the Coalition – and assorted, and extremely depressed Iraqis, as representing what is left of Saddam Hussein’s regime, regarding prisoner of war exchanges and the outlines of a workable ceasefire, three disturbing factors remain in full play: Saddam Hussein remains in place, if no longer in power; doubtless partly as a result, Iraq appears to be sliding into chaos.

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