It also is hoped that many will become "capitulators," a newly coined category for troops and units who surrender before any confrontation with U.S. forces.
Denis D. Gray, "Legions of expected war prisoners may slow advance toward Baghdad," The Associated Press, March 17, 2003
"In modern war," he said, "you may very well be in a brigade or division command post, and suddenly somebody comes up on your net, and in a clear voice, good English, says ' ... we're calling it quits, boss."'
He said the would-be capitulators would then be instructed to demonstrate their seriousness, and "if they do it, then you follow through."
Richard Pyle, "U.S. Forces Warned to Be Wary of Iraqi 'Surrender' Ruses," The Associated Press, February 20, 1991
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