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Old 16th Apr 2021, 17:56
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Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post
.....for the ground offensive Gen Shwarzkopf was redploying the Army to the W to enter Iraq and carry out the hook to cut off the Iraqi forces in Kuwait. But he needed to do the redeployment quickly and in secret and to achieve that he needed to keep the Iraqi AF on the ground,.
Are you sure about that? I thought the redeployment was in advance of any action.

I remember watching TV broadcasts from 'somewhere in the desert but I can't tell you where'. The idiot broadcaster (BBC) was grinning like a Cheshire cat in front of a shop with the town name on it and Hercs were using the runway behind him. It could have been IRAFHA but that is much a guess.

Once the air offensive began then the media switched their focus.
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