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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:35 PM

56. I worked with some of the people involved

The US wanted access to Soviet Military equipment and Saddam was willing to give us access, in return for certain favors.
The Iraqis let us analyze the Soviet T-72 MBT, which, at the time (1982-3), was the biggest threat to US Forces. We were able to take Core Samples of the Armor and determine where all of the weak points were and determine the most efficient countermeasures.
If you remember back to the first Gulf War, where US Armor was able to take out the Iraqi Tanks with little loss on our side, you will be able to understand how valuable this information was.

There's always two or more sides to a story, so, unless one has all the facts, all of the speculation is pretty much Bullshit.

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