NATO Chief warns on Saddam war

Varsity, 7 February 2003, page 2

NATO's European Commander-in- Chief has defended a possible war in Iraq but warned that if it occurs the West may be dragged into a drawn out and damaging conflict. "America have made the assumption that the Iraqi army will not fight. I think that's wrong. If they retreat into the towns then you could end up with a siege-like situation, and in that the first to die will be civilians."

General Sir Jack Deverell was speaking as part of the McMenemy Seminars at Trinity Hall.