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02/22/2003 Archived Entry: "Iraq War Blah Blah Blah"
The snags that could draw out the battle of Baghdad
Iraq plans to set up two defensive rings around Baghdad, an outer ring made up of
regular army soldiers and an inner ring made up of elite Republican Guard troops.
The plan allows for the outer ring to collapse but hopes to maintain the inner perimeter
and force allies to engage in tough street fighting which maximises the risk of casualties.
Turkey: U.S. deal is close
The last known U.S. offer called for $20 billion in loans
and $6 billion in grants that would not have to be repaid.
I guess we can buy our way into anywhere.
Iraqi deserter says army ready to give up
His unit was made up of 28 T-55 and T-62 tanks and four of them work.
Human shields begin deploying at Iraqi civilian sites
Human shields in Baghdad
The Seventeen foreign volunteers are mostly Italian, Swedish, Spanish and Finnish
Human shields in Iraq hope to thwart U.S., British bombing
U.S. plans total control in rebuilding postwar Iraq
US postwar plan irks Iraqi opposition
Iraqis vow to resist U.S.-backed government
The Kurds don't want to be Iraqis
Turkey could use troops to prevent Iraqi Kurd state
Kuwait Arrests Alleged Iraqi Spy
War costs could top $40 billion
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Even so, many experts say they expect a conflict to cost $40 billion to $60 billion.
They compare it to the 1991 Persian Gulf War, which had a price tag of $61 billion
or $80 billion in today's dollars when the past decade's inflation is factored in.