U.S. to plug hole by British withdrawal from Iraq

The United States is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year, according to a report of the Sunday Telegra

U.S. to plug hole by British withdrawal from Iraq
The United States is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year, according to a report of the Sunday Telegraph.

The White House and the Pentagon are understood to have drawn up detailed plans to secure that vital "umbilical cord" link road between Baghdad and Kuwait when the British depart, the report said.

Tensions are understood to have deepened between London and Washington after Brown's recent visit to the United States, amid fears the prime minister is distancing himself from the Bush Administration and its military objectives, it said.

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Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2007, 16:31
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