The Kensington Review

14 April 2003

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It was an odd war, with the victors sighing in relief rather than beating their chests in triumph. Of course, the outcome never was in doubt -- all the more so since the Iraqi military either could not or would not resist above the platoon level. But as Clauswitz said, "War is politics by another means," so the world must now resolve a number of political issues since the Ba'athist regime has been removed Click here to read more.

As military campaigns go, the Anglo-Australian-Polish-American assault on Iraq was mercifully quick, and dreadfully one-sided. Arm-chair generals are already detailing on cable TV the results and suggesting that it has forever changed the way war is fought. At the margins, they could be right, but the fact of the matter is that a vastly superior military beat a technologically inferior one using strategies and tactics as old as Field Marshal Rommel if not older. There ain't no revolution. Click here for more.
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