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Forces operating out of Kuwait should be well supplied and could hold a corridor open northwards to supply the main forces in Iraq.

That is after all what they do today (or well, from Umm Qassr, byt the difference should not be big). This new situation with mugh greater insurgent activity could be countered with indiscrimante firepower.

Of course, there will be convoy losses, but that is not of great importance.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 06:35:45 PM EST
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depends how big those losses are

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 06:38:12 PM EST
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The casualties are not likely to be relevant from a military perspective, but from a political perspective a few thousand casualties over a few weeks might be problematic.

I would worry a lot more over naval casualties. Losing an aircraft carrier is not at all unimaginable.

Still, that would not be a critical blow either. From a military perspective.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 06:52:05 PM EST
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