An Iraqi Prison Diary
By Frank Smyth, May 4, 1991, The Economist

Frank Smyth crossed into Iraq with Kurdish guerillas in March 1991, when their uprising against Saddam Hussein was going well. He was, however, captured by Saddam’s army and held in an Iraqi prison. This is a diary account of his imprisonment.

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Who Are Those Guys? How Intelligence Agents Are Trying to Remake the Iraqi Opposition
By Frank Smyth, March 26, 1991, The Village Voice

Beirut — While Secretary of State James A. Baker III made his official visit to the Middle East, the broadest spectrum ever of Iraqi opposition forces met in the…

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Jordan Defends Stance in Gulf War
By Frank Smyth, March 6, 1991, The Christian Science Monitor

When United States Secretary of State James Baker III visits the Middle East this week, one leader noticeably absent from his talks will be Jordan’s King Hussein. Although the US and Jordan have in the past cooperated closely on regional issues, the two countries experienced a falling out over the question of Jordan’s neutrality during the Gulf war.

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Jordanians Lament Iraqi Move for Early Withdrawal
By Frank Smyth, February 27, 1991, The Christian Science Monitor

THE jury is still out on whether Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is a hero or a failure among his supporters in the Arab world. As they try to make sense of Saddam’s dramatic announcement Feb. 25 that he is abandoning Kuwait, many Jordanians say they remain faithful to the Iraqi leader. But shortly after the announcement, Jordanian government officials…

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Iraqi Tactics: Avoid Early Combat
By Frank Smyth, February 25, 1991, The Christian Science Monitor

IRAQ is likely to employ tactics designed to minimize the effectiveness of coalition air support, according to military experts in Jordan. Jordanian military commanders knowledgable about the Iraqi Army’s training, tactics, and weaponry say Iraqi troops will likely try to avoid major combat in the ground campaign’s early stages.

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