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Military Experts Brief the Public on War With Iraq

By George Lewis

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The program, which runs one hour and 32 minutes, is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. March 10, at 7 p.m. March 11, at 8 p.m. March 17, at 7 p.m. March 18, at 8 p.m. March 24, and at 7 p.m. March 25.

 

March 7, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- As plans for war against Iraq escalate, the public will have a chance to hear what amounts to a military briefing from a panel of retired generals in the forum “Military Perspectives: War With Iraq” airing through March on University of Kentucky cable Channel 19.

Sponsored by the UK Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, the panel is comprised of militarists with extensive and diverse expertise in many areas critical to the use of force against Iraq, including technology and logistics, special operations and air power, guard and reserve roles, and operational planning.

The panel includes Gen. John Coburn, former commander of U.S. Army Material Command, who will comment on military logistics; Lt. Gen. Clay Bailey, former commander of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, who will comment on the deployment of special-operations forces; Maj. Gen. Russ Groves, former Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard, who will comment on the deployment of reservists and members of the National Guard; and Brig. Gen. Jim Shane, head of the Governor's Commission on Military Affairs and a former Army war planner, who will comment on military planning, most notably that of Operation Just Cause, which took place in Panama in 1989 and is said to be the template for possible military operations in Baghdad.

The program, which runs one hour and 32 minutes, is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. March 10, at 7 p.m. March 11, at 8 p.m. March 17, at 7 p.m. March 18, at 8 p.m. March 24, and at 7 p.m. March 25.

It was originally taped Dec. 3 before an audience on the UK campus.


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