Monday, September 08, 2003

So it looks like the Brits are getting nervous, as British defence secretary Geoff Poon is sending more troops. I'm not sure what the exact number is - some say 1,000 more, others 1,200, up to 3,000.

I guess my assertion that the 20,000 non-US troops were "mostly British" was somewhat misleading. Their numbers are in the 10-11,000 range. I thought I had read somewhere that the numbers were closer to 20,000, but apparently my memory sucks. Still, the British are the second largest contingency over there in Iraq. I seem to remember the next biggest groups being 2,000 or so Australians (again, could be wrong, memory sucks), and don't forget those Polish commandos.

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