Caught this at The Command Post — the Second Marine Expeditionary Force may be staging in (and then out of) Jordan.

The Big Surprise in Gulf War I was VII Corps’ secret deployment to the western Saudi desert, well past Saddam’s trenches. That — and a lot of speed and fuel and guts — made possible the famous “left hook” which trapped most of the Iraqi Army in Kuwait.

Could this be the Big Surprise of Gulf War II? Stay tuned.

Also, I plan on wargaming this to see what effects it might have.