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06 November 2006 @ 09:44 am
* Israel's newest offensive into Gaza continues.
* The world reacts to the Hussein verdict.
* Frank Ahrens on an intelligence wiki.
* BAGnewsNotes, on a photograph of one single bullet.
* Vermont's lone socialist representative tries to become America's first socialist senator.
* As the Arctic melts, should it become a passage for shipping?
* Street racing as rebellion in Malaysia.
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on November 6th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
1999 war games foresaw problems in Iraq

The U.S. government conducted a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue.

In its "Desert Crossing" games, 70 military, diplomatic and intelligence officials assumed the high troop levels would be needed to keep order, seal borders and take care of other security needs.

The documents came to light Saturday through a Freedom of Information Act request by the George Washington University's National Security Archive, an independent research institute and library.
PMMJ: News microphonecheetahmaster on November 6th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
oversight, schmoversight
There's a great quote from General Zinwhateverhisnameis, saying the invasion would take upwards of 500,000 troops, ten years, and even then might not work.
rhymes with sarahdaraflower on November 7th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
thank you for the uplifting news from vermont. this article warmed my red, red heart. :)