4,800. 3/17/2003

On March 17, 2003, “Jay Garner, the retired American general designated by the Pentagon to be the point man in supervising Iraq in the immediate aftermath of war, arrived in Kuwait, where a staff of veteran diplomats and military officers was already at work, laying the groundwork for an occupation.”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 90

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