The Latest Threat To The Gulf: A Defeated Iraq

Defeated armies, when they come home, often make revolutions. In Iraq, survivors of the rout by the U. S.-led coalition have been joining uprisings by Shiite Moslems against Saddam Hussein. Saddam, who is more skilled at repression than warfare, may be regaining the upper hand over the insurgents. But the spreading strife throughout much of the war-torn south may mean he has lost the iron grip he once had on Iraq. Non-Arab Kurds in the north, inspired by the rebels' example, have been taking up arms as well.

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