(I am bumping this story back to the top as it is rather significant and now the mainstream media is starting to report on it. Just remember - you heard it here first lol)
A new document has been unclassified through a FOIA request by the National Security Archive.
A series of war games held in 1999 specifically to anticipate problems following an invasion of Iraq assumed a deployment of 400,000 troops to maintain order, seal borders and provide for other security needs. But the games, known as Desert Crossing, were apparently ignored by the Defense Department. When CENTCOM commander Gen. Anthony Zinni, after his retirement, advised planners to refer back to Desert Crossing as they prepared for the 2003 invasion, the response reportedly was, "Never heard of it."
Now, seven years later, documentation on preparations for the games and detailed After Action records have surfaced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the National Security Archive, which is posting the materials on its Web site today.
This is very damaging to the administration and Pentagon. It also supports the claims by General Shinseki regarding the higher level of troops needed. Even more damming is the assessment of dealing with Iraq after the topple of Saddam: