From a reader:
This is my bid to be your Formal Military Planning Guy
This pause has nothing directly to do with logistics or supply. The lead time for a formal plan at General Franks’ level is about 4 to 6 days. He is being tasked to prepare a major contingency response to possible actions from Syria to the rear of the Northern front.
Our Northern guys are mostly air base operations, light armored forces and infantry. The Syrians have lots of armor. We could be exposed to an attack from the northwest when we engage the Medina or Hammurabi divisions.