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RE: Query: Performance of VII Corps in Desert Storm & New Questions

Dear Dr. McGrath,  

            That is all *awesome* info and thank you!   Yes, please do e-mail me the document you mentioned.  I’m at:   <srichey@fairpoint.net>   Thanks!  

Re: QUESTIONS RE: Performance of VII Corps in Desert Storm

Absolutely true about overestimating. I think this was an "inside the Beltway" problem, as too few IC analysts had operational military experience or much familiarity with the Iran-Iraq War.

Re: QUESTIONS RE: Performance of VII Corps in Desert Storm

Dear Mr. Richey,

Back in 1997 my School of Advaned Military Studies (SAMS) seminar (there were 12 of us including our seminar leader) had a wonderful 3hour discussion with General Fred Franks.  This issue came up and he was very open and honest.  He closed the discussion with the following (a paraphrase but I have it written down in my SAMS notebook which is down in my basement back in Missouri-I am currently TDY):

"Nothing in our experience had prepared us for what we were seeing.  We were in a deliberate attack when we should have been in a pursuit, but none of us had ever been in a pursuit, we had only read about them."

Re: QUESTIONS RE: Performance of VII Corps in Desert Storm

I highly recommend Stephen Bourque's book. It is, perhaps, the best modern operational history written. I use it as a how-to guide for writing such works.

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 - 2014-04-23

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 - 2014-04-23

 

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

 

The following announcements were posted to the H-Net web site between 2014-04-22 and 2014-04-23.

 

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    Title: 1st Global Conference: Empathy (November, 2014: Prague,

       Czech Republic)

    Date: 2014-11-07

    Description: 1st Global Conference: Empathy Friday 7th November

       Sunday 10th November 2014Prague, Czech Republic Call for

       Presentations: The will to understand or to attempt to

       understand others by imagining what it might feel like to be