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JWing
12-20-2012, 02:26 PM
There was never any question that Iraq was going to be defeated by the U.S.-led Coalition in 2003. Saddam Husseinís meddling in military planning before the war however, helped account for why the Iraqi armed forces fared so poorly. The United States was expecting a real fight with the Republican Guard, and to take the capital, but that never materialized. That was partly because three months before the invasion the Iraqi dictator completely changed his countryís defense plans with no provisions for how it was to be implemented.

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