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After Action Report

May 1st, 2003 - 9:47 am

Jim Dunnigan on the secret role played by Special Forces in Iraq:

Two potential disasters were avoided largely by Special Forces efforts. The Iraqi oil fields were not set on fire because many key oil field people were bribed or threatened to not set off the explosives. Only nine oil wells were set on fire, and those were put out by April. The dams north of Baghdad were not blown because Special Forces teams monitored attempts to destroy the dams and directed the movement of U.S. Army Rangers and commandos to take control of key dams and prevent their destruction.

There’s a lot more, and it’s all very, very cool.