Battle tactics

Battle tactics

A reporter asks Tommy Franks:

“In the beginning of the war, so-called coalition forces claimed taking full control of Umm Qasr, then Nasiriyah, and yesterday Basra; and apparently, it seems now, it’s not correct,” the reporter declared.

“Are you practicing a strategy of lies and deception, or have you just been trapped by Iraqi army?”

Now we are saying our plan was to head to Baghdad all along, ignoring the smaller towns in the south. If that’s true, why did we try to take them?

There was little Iraq resistance the first few days of the war. Perhaps this was deliberate, to sucker us in, to wait for the supply lines to be long and spread out, then to attack?