The report on Iraq released. A long & detailed report for those with an
interest in the details of the Iraqui mission.
[quote]Saddam’s Delusions: The View From the Inside
Kevin Woods, James Lacey, and Williamson Murray
From Foreign Affairs, May/June 2006
Summary: A special, double-length article from the upcoming May/June issue of Foreign Affairs,
presenting key excerpts from the recently declassified book-length report of the USJFCOM Iraqi Perspectives Project.
Kevin Woods is a defense analyst in Washington, D.C. James Lacey is a military analyst for the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
Williamson Murray is Class of 1957 Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Along with Mark Stout and Michael Pease, they were the principal participants in the USJFCOM Iraqi Perspectives Project.
“EDITOR’S NOTE: The fall of Baghdad in April 2003 opened one of the most secretive and brutal governments in history to
outside scrutiny. For the first time since the end of World War II, American analysts did not have to guess what had
happened on the other side of a conflict but could actually read the defeated enemy’s documents and interrogate its
leading figures. To make the most of this unique opportunity, the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) commissioned a
comprehensive study of the inner workings and behavior of Saddam Hussein’s regime based on previously inaccessible primary
sources. Drawing on interviews with dozens of captured senior Iraqi military and political leaders and hundreds of thousands
of official Iraqi documents (hundreds of them fully translated), this two-year project has changed our understanding of the
war from the ground up. The study was partially declassified in late February; its key findings are presented here.”
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Also - the findings released:
[quote]New on March 24, 2006: Today the Pentagon’s Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) released the 230-page report of the
Iraq Perspective Project (IPP) on which “Saddam’s Delusions” is based. Essay authors Woods, Lacey, and Williamson
were the principal authors of the IPP report. You may download the full IPP report from the Foreign Affairs Website
as an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf, 7.2 MB).[/quote]