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Week 12 Gordon - Week 12 o Gordon and Trainor"Even as US Invaded Hussein 1 Saddam Hussein was worried about internal Shiite unrest even after

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Week 12: o Gordon and Trainor, “Even as US Invaded, Hussein. ..” 1) Saddam Hussein was worried about internal Shiite unrest, even after American invasion a) Lt. Gen. Raad Majid al-Hamdami pleaded for reinforcements and to blast the Euphrates River bridge to defend Baghdad from Americans b) Only one of two spans damaged Americans invaded c) Due to Hussein’s preoccupation with internal unrest, the military was crippled. 2) Saddam did not trust his commanders and soldiers. a) Made crucial decisions himself b) Relied on sons for military advice c) Imposed security measures that hampered Iraqi military efforts d) Blocked communications amongst military officers e) Didn’t allow commanders tomove troops without permission 3) The Joint Forces Command published a study titled, “Iraqi Perspectives on Operation Iraqi Freedom, Major Combat Operations”. a) Hussein doubted a full-scale American invasion, because ground wars have high casualty rates. 4)
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLI 244 taught by Professor Saideman during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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Week 12 Gordon - Week 12 o Gordon and Trainor"Even as US Invaded Hussein 1 Saddam Hussein was worried about internal Shiite unrest even after

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