Naval Campaign

Linda talks with retired four-star Navy Admiral Leighton Smith, who is now a defense consultant and a senior fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis. He was also the commander of the NATO Implementation (IFOR) forces in Bosnia, the Commander in Chief of Allied Forces for Southern Europe, and was involved in operations in direct support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. They discuss Smith's take on the wisdom of military intervention in Iraq, and the logistics of a naval campaign in the Persian Gulf region. They talk about the technological advances in weapons since the last engagement with Iraq...and his concerns about the collateral damage to civilians that always follows even the most carefully planned "surgical strikes."



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