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The Iraqi perspectives report : Saddam's senior leadership on operation Iraqi freedom from the official U.S. Joint Forces Command report

Author: Kevin M Woods; Michael R Pease
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin M Woods; Michael R Pease
ISBN: 1591144574 9781591144571 1591149428 9781591149422
OCLC Number: 65400547
Description: xxi, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch I. The Nature of the regime. The Setting. Seizing power. Flawed decisions. War planning. Saddam's leadership style. Saddam's distorted worldview. --
ch. 2. Skewed strategy. Saddam's priorities. Hobbling the Iraqi military. Strategic calculus. Confident of victory. Last-minute diplomatic maneuvering --
ch. 3. Military effectiveness. Assessing Iraqi tactical capabilities. Schemes and "bureaucratic eloquence. Irrelevant Guidance. The rise of private armies The Al-Quds. The Fedayeen Saddam. Relatives and sycophants. Security and Command Limitations. Reflections --
ch. 4. Crippled operational planning. The operational concept before December 2002. The Operational concept after 18 December 2002 --
ch. 5. The regime prepares for war. The diplomatic campaign. Countering psychological operations. Logistical preparations for war. War and the oil wells. The Ba'ath Party and its militia. Regular army preparations. Defending Basra. Republican Guard preparations. Final events prior to 19 March --
ch. 6. Doomed execution. The Coalition psychological campaign's effects of precision weapons .The air campaign. Regime high value targets. Military targets. The defense of the southern cities and confusion out west. The View at the top. The view of local Ba'athists. The military view. The Ba'ath regime ends with a whimper, not a bang.
Responsibility: Kevin M. Woods ; with Michael R. Pease [and others].
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