4,849. 3/20/2003

“On March 20 [2003], the first full day of the [Iraq] war, [Central Command leader] General [Tommy] Franks reported that Special Forces were in partial control of the western desert area–25 percent of Iraq’s territory, which enabled them to prevent Scud missile firings–as well as the southern oil fields.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 401

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