In 1991, while one war was being waged against Iraq, another was being fought amongst the American generals leading the operation. The Generals' War offers unvarnished portraits of the top military commanders, challenges the performances of Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf and their generals, and provides disturbing information about the power struggles within the American high command. Gordon and Trainor used previously undisclosed documents to explode the myths that had surrounded strategy and operations in the war that failed to topple Saddam Hussein.