US Delayed UK Withdrawal from Basrah

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  1. The withdrawal of British troops from Basra was delayed by five months due to political pressure from the US, a UK military commander in Iraq has said.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6986536.stm

    During their final months at the base, 11 British soldiers were killed and 62 were injured.
     
  2. 8) How long will they wait on overwatch until returning to U.K. :?: :?:
     
  3. The relocation of troops from Al Faw was also delayed on T7, 9/12 had moved 90% of their kit out when the direction from above changed and they had to reoccupy the base, some not very happy campers after that...
     
  4. Who do you believe one of the senior officers on the ground who gave the advice or the spin doctors of the MOD?
     
  5. To a degree, you can understand the American concerns.