Our range guide was a veteran of the first Gulf War, so it wasn't hard to steer the conversation to the lingering mysteries of the sequel. Saddam? "Dead," he said tersely. WMD's? "Buried deep in the desert," came his reply. The paltry resistance of the vaunted Republican Guard? Only a select few are well-trained in the use of weapons such as tanks and field artillery, so most of the troops on the ground can't mount anything close to an effective counterattack, he says. This policy was instituted presumably so some lone infantryman wouldn't attempt to shoot... More >>>