The Iraq Conflict: Small-Scale Resistance Makes Good TV, but the Push to Baghdad Is What Counts ; MILITARY ANALYSIS
Bellamy, Christopher, The Independent (London, England)
THE FOURTH day of the new Gulf war was a frustrating one for the United States and its ally, Britain. Most of the Allied casualties so far have been caused by accidents or "friendly fire", most notably the loss of an RAF plane returning to Kuwait to a US Patriot missile.
But yesterday Allied casualties to enemy fire started mounting, including 50 US troops hit in battles on the Euphrates. The Allied leaderships never promised an easy victory, but maybe they did not do enough to dispel the expectations that there would be one.
Small Iraqi - or, at any rate, opposition - forces put up sometimes dogged resistance which, in spite of their overwhelming firepower …
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Publication information: Article title: The Iraq Conflict: Small-Scale Resistance Makes Good TV, but the Push to Baghdad Is What Counts ; MILITARY ANALYSIS. Contributors: Bellamy, Christopher - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 24, 2003. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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