They’re calling it “Shock and Awe ,” as in air strikes so devastating they would leave Saddam’s soldiers unable or unwilling to fight.
This site is an informative site to any party with the desire to read the thesis behind the “Shock and Awe ” strategy in Iraq 2003. This site is not intended to support or oppose Operation Iraqi Freedom. The intent of this site is to provide, all sides, an understanding of the strategy.
By releasing the “Shock and Awe ” strategy weeks prior the assembly of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the US Pentagon intended to alert the people of Iraq of the planned campaign.
Had the strategy functioned as planned, the people and leaders of Iraq would have submitted to the coalition force to prevent a punishing assault.
Had the Iraqi people and leaders perceived the “Shock and Awe ” strategy as described, the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom would have resulted in minor losses to coalition forces.
The intent is to facilitate a proper exchange of knowledge.
As of March 23, 2003 there is no evidence the Shock and Awe has not produced the intended results. It is not an indication the Shock and Awe strategy will not work as intended in the future.