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As for ensuring the Iraqis don't return, Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright tossed out the idea of a "no-drive" zone in southeastern Iraq. Planes would patrol the region and discourage any traffic in a strip close-in to Kuwait. The notion got a cool response from France and Britain, who had supported a crucial "no-fly zone" after the Gulf War two years ago. Air Force Maj. Gen. Everett Pratt, Jr., commander of all U.S. air forces in the Gulf region, told TIME's Thompson the U.S. could use F-15E and F16 fighter jets to enforce the zone with no trouble. The latest proposal reportedly floated by the Clinton Administration: banish the Republican Guard, but let the other three regular Army units stay in southern Iraq.