Fresh Approach Needed in Seeking Saddam’s Demise
By Frank Smyth, May 3, 1998, Jane's Intelligence Review

Modern military history will record Saddam Hussein uniquely. In the 1990-91 Gulf War, he cynically inverted the conventional concepts of tactical and strategic thinking. Saddam never planned on defeating US-led coalition forces…

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Playing the Iran Card
By Frank Smyth, February 24, 1998, The Village Voice

It is one thing to fight and lose. It is another to lose and win. The former involves miscalculating your chances. The latter involves accepting your losses up front. The latter is the cynic’s move. Saddam Hussein sacrificed tens of thousands of largely inexperienced Iraqi troops in the Gulf War, while saving both tactical firepower…

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