Shock-and-Awe or Rope-a-Dope?
by plunkitt, Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 10:43:21 AM EDT
Study ties Hussein, guerrilla strategy.
US may have played into plans, report says
By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff.
Boston Globe October 11, 2004
Indeed, intelligence officials said that instead of reading up on tank warfare, Hussein and some of his top generals are believed to have been boning up on books penned by Vietnamese communists on guerrilla warfare tactics....
The United States should not have been surprised, according to officials and outside analysts. Signs that a guerrilla war might be in the offing were apparent before the United States invaded. Nonetheless, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the intelligence branches of the Army, Navy, and Air Force do not appear to have given them much credibility or passed concerns up the chain of command, they said.
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