465. 3/3/1991

"A lot has been said and written about why the United States did not do more to stop Saddam's crackdowns [on Kurdish and Shia rebellions] in the north and south of Iraq [in March 1991]. Many point to [General Norman] Schwarzkopf's decision at Safwan [Iraq, on March 3, 1991] to allow the Iraqis to resume helicopter flights for administrative purposes such as supplying troops–only to have the Iraqis use helicopters instead to crush the rebellions."

 – Richard N. Haass, War of Necessity, War of Choice, 135

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