Dispatches From The War In Iraq
ISC Research is a Black Think Tank In Chicago. The analytical center was created recently by a group of Black journalists and military experts from within the Black community to provide accurate and up-to-date news and analysis of the war against Iraq.
Today we can see that the US advance is characterized by disorganized and "impulsive" actions. The troops are simply trying to find weak spots in the Iraqi defenses and break through them until they hit the next ambush or the next line of defense.
Not a single goal set before the coalition forces were met on time. During the nine days of the war the coalition has failed:
1. to divide Iraq in half along the An-Nasiriya - Al-Ammara line,
2. to surround and to destroy the Iraqi group of forces at Basra,
3. to create an attack group between the Tigris and the Euphrates with a front toward Baghdad,
4. to disrupt Iraq's military and political control, to disorganize Iraq's forces and to destroy the main Iraqi attack forces.
A whole range of problems that require their own solutions was uncovered directly on the battlefield. Thus, combat in Iraq raised serious concerns about the problem of coordination between units from different services.
Limited decision-making time and the ability to detect and to engage an enemy at a great distance make "friendly fire" one of the mostserious problems of modern warfare. For now the coalition has no adequate solution to this problem. At one location or another every day of this war the coalition troops were attacking friendly forces.
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