US poised for early strike…

US poised for early strike on Saddam

United States forces in the Persian Gulf could be ready to attack Iraq in as little as three weeks, with an existing arsenal in the region being bolstered by a build-up of troops and weapons and stealthy logistical movements.

Military analysts point to shipments of tanks and other weapons, an air strike on a critical radar post, and disclosure this week that command personnel will soon be moved to Qatar.

As well, advance parties of British troops will begin moving into Kuwait within two weeks, possibly building to a force of 30,000, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported.