TITLE

The Battle Ahead

PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Current Events;9/19/2003, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Peace has turned out to be deadlier than war for U.S. troops in Iraq. On August 26, a U.S. military convoy was attacked on a major highway near Iraq's capital, Baghdad. The fact that more U.S. soldiers have died in postwar Iraq than during the war itself confirmed what many analysts have been warning. Rebuilding Iraq and restoring order there could be far more difficult and dangerous than defeating former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein and his army. The United States had invaded Iraq because it viewed Saddam Hussein as a threat to U.S. and world security. As U.S. troops try to maintain security after the fall of Saddam's government, they must also try to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and water and power supplies. According to Paul Bremer, civil administrator of the coalition provisional authority, the bill to fix Iraq's utilities could reach $30 billion. He says it's almost impossible to exaggerate the country's economic needs.
ACCESSION #
10789013

 

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