Wednesday, April 02, 2003
[A while back] I mentioned the Millenium Challenge exercise, which was a war game that simulated a modern war with Iraq a few months ago. The red team commander, who was simulating the Iraqi forces, used tactics such as instead of modern telecommunications he had motorcycle couriers moving messages inside the theater - which, according to [CENTCOM] today, is exactly [what is happening]
General Franks:In one particular encounter, UK forces captured a motorcycle courier. And this is a classic example of developing the situation on the battlefield and creating military advantage. The motorcycle and crew had maps in their possession that showed artillery positions. The UK forces went to find the artillery positions, found them, destroyed all the artillery, and also found three Ababil-100 missiles and destroyed them as well.
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