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Posted: 12/27/2002 8:18:41 PM EDT
Washington Post, [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45792-2002Dec27.html[/url] While Pentagon war plans are secret, defense officials and military analysts say they call for an optimum invasion force of three to four Army heavy divisions totaling in excess of 40,000 troops, equipped with hundreds of M-1 Abrams tanks and M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Reacting to Rumsfeld's order, the Army alerted the 1st and 3rd brigades of the 3rd Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., that they might soon be deployed. The division's 2nd brigade is already in Kuwait. The 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., is also likely to deploy with dozens of Apache helicopter gunships and Black Hawk troop transports, defense officials said. The buildup is also expected to involve elements of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, with 17,500 troops, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 8:48:25 PM EDT
It's a training exercise.
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