Major Fire Fight For US
This could spell real problems......the US forces heading for Baghdad seemed to have come across a major Iraqi force. There is a sandstorm so the US cannot call on air support. It will have to be a ground war. This is what the Iraqis have been looking for. The Pentagon have said they may be facing thousands.
Do you have a link to this story, Please?
Not quite true. The B52's are hammering the Republican Guard according to this BBC story:
If necessary, the US troops can just hunker down for a day or two. Sandstorms aren't pleasant (I was shovelling sand out of my undies for days after a mild one in Southern Morocco), but they wont make any difference to the outcome.
My god you must have huge underwear, Expat!!
They probably needed a rest anyway.
I have this link: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/25/sprj.irq.war.main/index.html
... Pentagon officials said some U.S. combat vehicles were lost to ground fire, but there were no immediate reports of U.S. casualties.
... CNN correspondent Art Harris is traveling with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Task Force Tarawa. Harris said as the battalion drove on the main road, which crosses the key bridges, he saw seven Marine vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and Humvees, that were "lost."
Two of those vehicles were stuck in mud and abandoned, Harris said. Five others had been destroyed.
Marine sources said four of those vehicles were destroyed by Iraqis, but the fifth was "shot up" by a U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt warplane, an attack aircraft often used to destroy tanks.