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  • Interesting article on how the war will be fought.

    Assuming there will be one.

    http://slate.msn.com/id/2079667/

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    Interesting article. I like the way he explained the net-centric warfare aspect.
    I started a thread on that a while back while I was pissed. Didn't really make much sense.
    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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    • #3
      how the war will be fought ?

      Easily: war begins, people die, war hopefully ends. The only question remaining is how many many ppl from either side will die during the war.
      "The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."

      Henry Alfred Kissinger

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kraut
        how the war will be fought ?

        Easily: war begins, people die, war hopefully ends. The only question remaining is how many many ppl from either side will die during the war.
        Well so far the death toll is 6 civilians, vapourised in a US air attack.

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        • #5
          Well If I was running the Iraqi military I would have evacuated all the obvious targets by now and sent my men to more innocent looking buildings. All bathtubs are to be filled on Saddams special orders to conserve water. Large supplies of Kerosene lamps are ready for use. Dried dates and rice can keep for a long time.
          As for the oil fields I would have them blown by next Monday to stop them falling into the hands of the enemy, perfectly legit tactic BTW when your own territory is invaded.
          Sooner or later the US weapons will be stuck for targets. Also ruins can be used for good defense tactics.
          But who knows for sure, we will see. IIRC though the Allies bombed FRY for 78 days without inflicted a great deal of damage on the Yugoslav Army. It was the damage to the country's infrastructure and the economic effects that finally led Milo to call it a day and withdraw from Kossovo.
          BTW once NATO moved in it was ethnic cleansing all over again, with this time the Serbs as the victims. The NATO forces did next to nothing to stop it leaving their moral argument for being there in shreds.
          http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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          • #6
            Saddam doesn't have to worry about non-combatant casualties. The more the better. The Coalition should do what it can, but not at the cost of seriously degrading our military capabilities.

            Saddam must believe there is a real good chance war can be avoided. That's why he's not blowing those oil fields.

            NATO took action in Kosovo because Milosevic and the war in the Balkans threatened European peace and stability. If the allies cared about the what happened to the people, it would have moved in with ground forces early on.

            Individual citizens care about people. Governments care about power and stability.
            "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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            • #7
              Apparently around the bigger cities, the Iraqi's are digging small trenches and filling them up with oil. They'll bit lit up once war begins causing thick clouds of smoke which I suppose is supposed to combat any sight-guided weapons.

              As far as the oil fields go, I doubt Saddam will set them a light until war is a certainty. My guess is that the first act in the war won't be the massive shock attack, but quick special forces operations attempting to capture the larger fields and the dams along the Tigris and Euphrates before they are blown up.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tex
                Apparently around the bigger cities, the Iraqi's are digging small trenches and filling them up with oil. They'll bit lit up once war begins causing thick clouds of smoke which I suppose is supposed to combat any sight-guided weapons.

                As far as the oil fields go, I doubt Saddam will set them a light until war is a certainty. My guess is that the first act in the war won't be the massive shock attack, but quick special forces operations attempting to capture the larger fields and the dams along the Tigris and Euphrates before they are blown up.
                Good point on the dam issue. If Saddam blows those, he won't need anthrax to kill alot of people.
                "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tex
                  Apparently around the bigger cities, the Iraqi's are digging small trenches and filling them up with oil. They'll bit lit up once war begins causing thick clouds of smoke which I suppose is supposed to combat any sight-guided weapons.

                  Too bad for Saddam many munitions are now actually GPS guided. No need to light up the target. GPS doesn't care abut smoke as long as it can get that sattelite signal

                  _Tim
                  "Have you forgotten the face of your father?"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wolfe Tone
                    IIRC though the Allies bombed FRY for 78 days without inflicted a great deal of damage on the Yugoslav Army. It was the damage to the country's infrastructure and the economic effects that finally led Milo to call it a day and withdraw from Kossovo.
                    You have to realise though, conducting an air campaign in largely open desert terrain is a lot different than trying to hit targets in wooded mountainous terrain.
                    The air campaign against Milosevic had to contend against innumerable opportunities for the FRY to conceal their weaponry.
                    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tim McBride


                      Too bad for Saddam many munitions are now actually GPS guided. No need to light up the target. GPS doesn't care abut smoke as long as it can get that sattelite signal

                      _Tim
                      Tut tut...and Saddam did not know that until you just posted it...! Traitor.

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