Fox News Overview
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Coalition Units Thrust Into Heart of Fallujah contains some interesting points: -artillery has abated as US forces move within the city -looks as though either a full Army brigade, or its command group, could be controlling some part of the battle. -resistance is light as US forces move to city center. This could be good or bad. Good if the resistance is dead. Bad if they have displaced to other prepared positions in the middle of the city. Gen Casey said yesterday that the worst fighting would be in the middle of the city. -The cordon to the south? There is yet again mention of a cordon of troops all around the city, and this presumably includes the south. Between the two regimental-plus sized units the NYTimes outed last night, and Iraqi units, we've already reachd the 10,000-12,000 mark. The south could be secured by Light Armored Infantry -- Haven't heard much about its use in the fight thus far -- or by Reconnaissance Battalions, who can provide a screen, or by non-combat units, such as Military Police, or even other Marine support troops in a pinch. -Will try to cover things at lunch today, but the forecast does not look good. The meat of today's blogging will be tonight.