View Full Version : US Military Puts War Preparations In High Gear

10-07-02, 08:40 AM
The Marines land in Kuwait. The Air Force bombs Saddam Hussein's command posts. Covert teams slip into Iraq. Army tanks rehearse crossing the Euphrates River. Navy crews race to ready their warships for sea. Transport vessels laden with supplies steam unheralded toward the Persian Gulf. Factories churn out precision weapons at an ever-accelerating pace.

The world may not be ready to accept a war on Iraq. Washington may not be, either. Even many in the Pentagon have doubts. But the military buildup is well under way. The armed services of the United States have put a formidable amount of force into position just since September 11, 2001. And in truth, they have been preparing for this fight since the end, 11 years ago, of what we may soon have to call the First Gulf War.