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That Time A Marine General Led A Fictional Iran Against The US military – And WON

In 2002, the U.S. military tapped Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper to lead the red opposing forces of the most expensive, expansive military exercise in history. He was put in command of an inferior Middle Eastern-inspired military force. His mission was to go against the full might of the American armed forces. In the first two days, he sank an entire carrier battle group.


41 year veteran, Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper

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