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Why were the losses in the Battle of Norfolk so lopsided?

The ongoing arms race in armored warfare between defensive measures and offensive weapons generally means that a given tank is able to resist the weapons of the previous generation and, in turn, be ...
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Why were the losses in the Battle of Norfolk so lopsided?

According to AAR reports, the losses the Coalition took in this battle were almost all friendly fire incidents. Same AARs indicate that Coalition forces had decisive advantage in: Effective range - ...
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How many Iraqi civilians were killed directly by US military action?

Iraqi Body Count maintains an online database of incidents with analysis as to the cause of the deaths reported. The link provided allows you to select the various actors who have been determined by ...
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Why were the losses in the Battle of Norfolk so lopsided?

Although it isn't a complete answer to your question, you can gain some insight into the lopsidedness of this and other similar confrontations by reading this analysis: http://www.meforum.org/441/...
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Did an American soldier stop riots in Iraq by banning food trucks?

Yes, here is the source of that story (link at bottom): “I had been in Iraq for about two months when I heard about an officer conducting an impromptu habit modification program in Kufa, a small city ...
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When did the US invite Iraqi scientists to study nuclear technology/science?

It's hard to say what specific event Chomsky was meaning since he didn't provide a specific reference, but he may have been referencing what's explained in this NYT article from 1992: How did the ...
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Is the Cypress of Kashmar on display in Baghdad?

There seems to be some confusion over what is claimed, what we are looking at, and what we should be looking at. Lets see if we can clear some of it up. Staring with the page the OP cites which ...
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Who said that Saddam Hussein had WMDs?

George Bush in October 2002: The Iraqi regime has violated all of those obligations. It possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. Bush in March 2003: ...
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What was this weapon (or its mechanism), that Iraq was accused of having in the 1990's, called?

Most likely must have been some kind of speculative FAE weapon, described in Wikipedia article on Thermobaric weapons A fuel–air explosive (FAE) device consists of a container of fuel and two ...
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Did the Iraqis really only use landlines during Desert Storm?

It doesn't seem so. The Final Report to Congress on the conduct of the [1991] Persian Gulf War states that: In Iraq, the civil telecommunications system was designed to serve the regime - it was ...
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Is the Cypress of Kashmar on display in Baghdad?

Not only is there no original wood there, but much of the stone there is no longer original. Also, I can see no evidence that there was ever any wood there. If there was, it likely wasn't structural. ...
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Who built this monument in Hatra?

According to wiki, your hunch is essentially correct - the original influence is Seleucid indeed. But if I undertstand correctly, the actual buildings are in the Parthian style. Hatra was probably ...
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Were the Hashemite kings of Iraq and Transjordan considered foreign?

During that time, Pan-Arabism was in fashion in the Arabic world. The lineage of these rulers going back to the clan of the prophet Mohamed of Islam was a plus. Arab countries were trying to unite ...
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Was the Iraqi Mukhabarat modelled on the German Reichssicherheitshauptamt, and in what ways?

I don't know about the Iraqi Mukhabarat, but the Egyptian one certainly was reorganized in the early 1950s with the help of former Nazi advisers. Notorious war criminals such as Otto Skorzeny and ...
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What happened to Iraq's debts after the US toppled the government in 2003?

The 2011 US Congressional Research Service paper Iraq’s Debt Relief: Procedure and Potential Implications for International Debt Relief covers the topic in detail. It summarizes it: Following the ...
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Could an amphibious attack have succeeded during the Gulf War?

Yes, but it would have been more risky and more bloody. The US is a superpower. The only one at the time. Iraq was a minor regional power.
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What was the "concession territory" the IPC lost to Qasim's 1961 Public Law 80?

A "concession" in the oil industry is similar to a "claim" in mining -- it's a right, granted by a government, to explore for oil and extract it when found. The government gets a portion of the oil ...
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American Sniper book vs real life

As an American, this is a tough one, because I have a lot of respect for what that man did. According to Navy records, he earned a silver star and three bronze stars. I know one silver star veteran ...
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Were the Hashemite kings of Iraq and Transjordan considered foreign?

I will reword and answer the question as, "How well accepted were the Hashemite Kings in that the British imposed on Transjordan and Iraq after World War I?" Because the answers are rather different. ...
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