GENERAL SIR MIKE JACKSON VISITS BRITISH TROOPS IN KUWAITI DESERT.
Chief of staff of the British armed forces General Sir Mike Jackson (C)
jokes with soldiers during his visit to the 1st Battalion Royal Irish
Regiment in the Kuwaiti desert near Iraq's border March 7, 2003.
Unidentified people have cut down part of a fence marking a
demilitarized Iraq Kuwait border zone (DMZ), U.N. observers said on
Friday, in a move analysts described as a preparation for possible
hostilities with Iraq. REUTERS/Oleg Popov