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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."