A Carrier at War: On Board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War

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The USS Kitty Hawk's mission paralleled the tortuous course of events leading up to the Iraq War. Originally stationed in the northern Persian Gulf to enforce the Southern No-Fly Zone, the Kitty Hawk became one of the lead elements in the campaign to "shock and awe" the Iraqi armed forces, from the moment her battle group launched Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first effort to kill Saddam Hussein to the round-the-clock sorties of fighter jets launched from her deck once ...
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Overview

The USS Kitty Hawk's mission paralleled the tortuous course of events leading up to the Iraq War. Originally stationed in the northern Persian Gulf to enforce the Southern No-Fly Zone, the Kitty Hawk became one of the lead elements in the campaign to "shock and awe" the Iraqi armed forces, from the moment her battle group launched Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first effort to kill Saddam Hussein to the round-the-clock sorties of fighter jets launched from her deck once hostilities began.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574889604
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard F. Miller is a retired investment banker, an historian of the American Civil War, and a consultant to Talk Radio News Service. He is a co-author of The Civil War: The Nantucket Experience. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Miller is a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
The Offer     1
Offer Accepted     6
Into the Maw     11
Amsterdam, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Other Hotels     25
Arrested Landing     53
The Smoking Sponson     71
Living Spaces     83
The Blue Rainbow     94
God on the Kitty Hawk: The Ship's Chaplain     101
Boys and Girls on the Kitty Hawk     111
The Ship's Doctor     122
Opinion and War     129
Couch of the Kitty Hawk: The Ship's Shrink     145
Sabbath at Sea     152
The Ship's Captain     156
A Christian Sabbath     171
The Countdown Begins     176
Life Goes On but So Does the Countdown     183
Bands of Brother and Sisters     190
"And the war came"     202
Showtime     212
Shocked and Awed     224
Index     231
About the Author     243
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