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Required Reading

War Plan Orange: Iraq.

NOTE: If you don’t know the “orange” reference, it dates back to the turn of the previous century. Back then, the War and Navy departments (there wasn’t yet a Defense Department, nor a Pentagon) color coded their war plans. Plan Orange was conceived in 1897 in case of conflict with Japan. It underwent many revisions, right up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.