REGIME CHANGING

StrategyPage reports that Saddam’s government is shutting down and Iraqi TV is off the air.

He also reports something not widely discussed elsewhere (at least that I’ve seen): The arrrival of “hundreds” of Iraqi exiles for duty as translators to help with the transition.

Also: “U.S. casualties to date are 246 (91 dead). British forces have suffered 30 dead. No reports from Australian or other coalition combat forces.” Obviously quite sad for the families involved, but so far far fewer than even the 1991 Gulf War.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

REGIME CHANGING?

REGIME CHANGING? SECDEF Rumsfeld says Saddam’s regime is “starting to lose control of their country.”

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.