Saddam's Stalingrad Strategy

Expert in internal repression but utterly incompetent in military strategy, Saddam Hussein thinks that he can fight and win. His strategy seems to be to defend Baghdad as another Stalingrad, street by street, house by house.

A war strategy that deliberately begins the way that most wars end, with a street-fighting defense of the capital city, is certainly original. It is also realistic in not even trying to defend Iraq's borders against American air power.

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