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Lack of planning contributed to chaos in Iraq

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On July 14, 2003 @ 11:56 pm In War/Defense | Comments Disabled

An excellent article in the Kansas City Star explaining how a successfully planned and prosecuted war could devolve into such a poorly executed peace — all due to the failure to consider all possible outcomes. (Apparently, War planners make the same mistakes that so many investors do: Fail to plan exit strategies for all contingencies).

You can see the full piece here: “Lack of planning contributed to chaos in Iraq [1].” Its worth the read.

BTW, the current stories out of Iraq are consistent with the research we released in Mid March (prior to the war’s start); You can download Not-So-Hidden Agenda: Strategic and Economic Assessments of U.S. led Invasion in the Middle East (A Pre War Analysis, March 19, 2003) in your favorite format here:
Download Word Doc file [2]
Download PDF file [3]

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[1] Lack of planning contributed to chaos in Iraq: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/6285256.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

[2] Download Word Doc file: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/nothiddendoc/PreWarEdition Mar.19.03.doc

[3] Download PDF file: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/nothiddenpdf/PreWarEdition Mar.19.pdf

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