An Iowa State University political science professor says it’s apparent the “capabilities” of the U.S. military simply overwhelmed Iraq’s Republican guard and other Iraqi military units.James McCormick says U.S. soldiers were better trained and better armed.McCormick points to the fact that the Iraqis left all their airplanes grounded.There’s a conflict looming between the U.S. Departments of State and Defense as to whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld or Secretary of State Colin Powell will have the lead role in setting up a new government in Iraq. McCormick has written a textbook on competing bureaucracies and the impact these kind of “players” have on American foreign policy. So, will there be a class at Iowa State this fall on the war with Iraq? McCormick says he doesn’t have a separate class planned, but would like to do it in the future. He says current courses in foreign policy will relate to it.
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