Joint Staff Official: U.S. Has Not Mandated that Saddam be Captured Alive

By Thomas Duffy / July 29, 2003 at 5:00 AM
U.S. military leaders have not given ground force commanders in Iraq a mandate to capture Saddam Hussein alive, a member of the Joint Staff told reporters today. If Hussein is found, how to deal with him will be decided by forces on the scene, "with an array of circumstances taken into account by the ground commander," Lt. Gen. Norton Schwartz told reporters at a Pentagon briefing today. Schwartz is the director of operations for the Joint Staff. Some Iraqis have...

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