Iraqi Military Equipment Near Civilian Sites Vexes DOD Planners

By Thomas Duffy / February 24, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Saddam Hussein's use of Iraqi cultural sites and civilian buildings to protect military equipment will cause problems for U.S. military planners if the United States goes war with Iraq, but commanders in the theater will make the ultimate decision on whether to bomb a particular site, a Defense Department official said today. During an interagency press conference on humanitarian assistance preparations for a war with Iraq, Joseph Collins, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability, said DOD has made...

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