The Future of the U.S. Navy in a Post-Saddam Persian Gulf; Strategic Insights: v.2, issue 5 (May 2003)
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Over the past several months, the international debate over whether or not to forcibly disarm Saddam Hussein by invading Iraq has generated much speculation about how the future of the Persian Gulf will be shaped after his removal from power. Most concern has been focused on the government to be created in Iraq, and at least temporary military occupation by the United States and its coalition partners, the potential role of the United Nations allied powers, and how long it will take to reconstitute a viable Iraqi state. This document examines the impact that Saddam's removal will have on the configuration of U.S. military forces in the Gulf that have been enforcing the United Nations sanctions regime on Iraq since the end of Gulf War I. The presence of these forces has entailed a major commitment of resources for all the military departments, which would probably welcome a reduction in these commitments. Much of the burden of this enforcement mission has fallen to the United States Navy, and Saddam's removal will have a big impact on its operations in the theater.
This article appeared in Strategic Insights (May 2003), v.2 no.5
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