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Rick Atkinson

photo of Rick AtkinsonRick Atkinson is the author of Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War.

Q: What were Saddam's miscalculations?
Atkinson: Saddam made so many strategic miscalculations that it's almost difficult in retrospect to comprehend...
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Bernard Trainor

photo of Bernard TrainorBernard Trainor is co-author of The Generals' War.

Q: What responsibility does Schwarzkopf bear for the escape of the Republican Guard?
Trainor: Schwarzkopf doesn't bare the full responsibility for the escape of two-thirds of the Republican Guard. He bears quite a bit of it though.
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