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November 19, 2013
Posted at 2:51 pm
 

Chapter 163

Minor edit - C-141s weren't in use in 2006, so I deleted that reference. It didn't change anything much, but it was an error. Fixed.

I know I am going to get some questions about Kurdish Dragon. Is the operational concept realistic? Could an American armored brigade and a light armor brigade actually attack an Iraqi division and destroy it as I describe? Could the casualty levels be that low? The answer is, yes. During the Gulf War once the ground forces were turned loose, American forces rampaged through Iraqi units. The most famous battle was at 73 Easting, but there were other battles as well. Company sized American units destroyed battalion size Republican Guard units, battalion size units destroyed whole brigades, and battle casualties were almost non-existent, at least by historical records. In the fifteen years hypothetically intervening, American forces have gotten stronger and much more advanced.

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