Saddam Can be Beaten in Four Days

(Washington Post) Ralph Peters - The U.S. war to oust Saddam Hussein began last week with a series of newspaper reports outlining our military strategy. The Department of Defense wanted summaries of its war plan published as the beginning of a psychological operation to convince the Iraqis that we're serious, we're coming, and we mean to win. Leaking parts of the plan was intended, above all, to reach Hussein's military commanders, to convince them not to give orders to employ weapons of mass destruction, to suggest they jump sides at the earliest opportunity, and to persuade them to fear us more than they fear Hussein.

2002-11-19 00:00:00

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