451. 2/27/1991

“By day four [of the Operation Desert Storm ground war, on February 27, 1991], with more than 70,000 Iraqi prisoners of war in multinational custody and most of Kuwait liberated, Saddam ordered what was left of his army to withdraw. His troops were nearly surrounded, with only one avenue of escape. Fleeing Iraqis clogged the main highway north, where they became easy pickings for American helicopters and jets.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 204

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