Even as US invaded, Hussein saw iraqi unrest as top threat

Even as US invaded, Hussein saw iraqi unrest as top threat...

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Summary by: Nena Alvarenga October 7, 2009 Even as U.S. Invaded, Hussein Saw Iraqi Unrest as Top Threat - Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor Saddam Hussein and his small circle of aides had their own ideas on how to fight the war. They proposed to destroy the ganghes river bridge, but he decided to keep it intact in case the troops had to run if the Shiites got out of line. He was so preoccupied about the threat from within his country that he crippled his military in fighting the threat from without. He was ever vigilant about coups and fearful of revolt – distrustful of his commanders and soldiers. He made crucial decisions on his own, and relied on his sons for military counsel. He was so secretive that kept information so compartmentalized that his top military were shocked when he told them three months before the war that he had no weapons of mass destruction. Hussein micromanages the war, not allowing commanders to move troops without
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2010 for the course POLI 244 taught by Professor Saideman during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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