How Badly Crippled Is Saddam?

The answer will play a crucial role in determining how bloody a ground war may be

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By some measures, the allied air campaign is easy to quantify. In the five weeks since the war began, U.S. and coalition aircraft have flown more than 94,000 sorties and dropped 120 million lbs. of explosives on targets in Kuwait and Iraq. But how successful has this awesome display of aerial firepower been in weakening Saddam Hussein's military machine? It all depends on who is answering the question.

According to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf's Central Command in Saudi Arabia, the answer is very successful, or Saddam would not be trying to extricate his army from Kuwait. Last week Schwarzkopf told...

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