47th Hour Options

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photoWith U.S. troops about to invade his country and hunt him down, how will Saddam fight back at this final hour?

Carla Ann Robbins suggests that Saddam Hussein could follow one of two options: he could try to draw first blood, starting the war using strikes that would cause visible U.S. casualties and so affect U.S. public opinion on the war. Or, she says, he could hunker down in Baghdad.

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Carla Ann Robbins, Washington correspondent for the Wall Street Journal

Michael Vickers, Former Special Forces officer and CIA operations officer, and Director of Strategic Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment

Daniel Byman, Assistant Professor at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown

This program aired on March 19, 2003.


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