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Inside the Invasion - Iraqi Freedom. The host for this show is Dan 'Fig' Leaf.
20 years ago, host Dan 'Fig' Leaf was a two-star Air Force general deployed as the senior Airman with the ground forces invading Iraq. As the Director of the Air Component Coordination Element (ACCE), he and his hand-picked team were the first-ever group tasked as a direct conduit be the air and land force commanders during major combat operations.
He discusses the lead-in to invasion, motivations, the weapons of mass destruction debate and the rapid initial progress to Baghdad. Learn what it was like to be under enemy missile attack with the threat of chemical weapons and to land on a blacked-out taxiway at Baghdad International Airport early in the war.
Hear what went right and what went wrong from a combat insider.
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