Report: Saddam Doubted War Would Come

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Saddam Hussein, shown here on March 15 at his trial in Baghdad, was getting inside information from Russian sources, a Pentagon report says. But it wasn't accurate. Getty Images hide caption

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Saddam Hussein touches his beard as he testifies at his trial.

Saddam Hussein, shown here on March 15 at his trial in Baghdad, was getting inside information from Russian sources, a Pentagon report says. But it wasn't accurate.

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Saddam Hussein thought Russia and France would prevent an American-led invasion in the leadup to war in 2003. So says a Pentagon report that uses seized documents and interviews with former Iraqi officials to detail the last months of Saddam's regime.

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