General Rose, Former head of SF and UN Forces in Bosnia has said in the Daily Mail, (There was no Daily Stars left today!) The Allies might find themselves short in defeating Saddam due to lack of manpower. He rightly says attackers need a ratio of 9:1 to fight OBUA and if the Iraqis decide to fight in the cities then you will end up with a Stalingrad scenario. He likens the attack by Townsend in 1914, with 14,000 men that failed at Al Kut and the later assault by 60,000 men that succeeded. (This also produced the 56,000 CWGC graves in Iraq) He also notes the TA that was there for such eventualities has been cut back to the bone by the Labour Government, who nows may want call on such a force it has been instrumental in drastically reducing its effectiveness. Apparantly the US want the UK to send another 4,000 soldiers in support to there 40,000 soldiers of US 4th Inf Div. Not sure where we will get another Brigade from, probably 'Soldiers R Us!' Come on BuffHoon sort that one out!