A To Z Of The Persian Gulf War 1990-1991

A To Z Of The Persian Gulf War 1990-1991

by Clayton R. Newell
     
 

Contrary to many assessments that immediately followed the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, that war was neither short nor decisive. The 1991 conflict was the dramatic manifestation of long-standing antagonisms among the principal participants, and its results continue to have a profound effect on the region, a fact that can be seen most clearly in the current U.S

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Contrary to many assessments that immediately followed the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, that war was neither short nor decisive. The 1991 conflict was the dramatic manifestation of long-standing antagonisms among the principal participants, and its results continue to have a profound effect on the region, a fact that can be seen most clearly in the current U.S.-occupation of Iraq. It is therefore important to determine, on the diplomatic side, just how the war got started, how it was fought, and whether the dramatic ground campaign should have exceeded the mere hundred hours it lasted in order to bring about a more decisive conclusion. With the seemingly endless follow-up to the war continuing, The A to Z of the Persian Gulf War 1990-1991 draws together the results of assessments of the war by a multitude of commentators. This is accomplished through an introduction, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the significant civilian and military persons, crucial diplomatic and political actions, as well as the essential military aspects, including the strategy and tactics, the encounters and battles, and the forces and weapons deployed by both sides. As the situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, this reference provides an important historical perspective on an increasingly critical issue.

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This is a reprint of a work originally published in 1998 as Historical dictionary of the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991 in the publisher's series "Historical dictionaries of war, revolution, and civil unrest; no.9." Entries provide information on military personnel and equipment, diplomatic events, strategies and tactics employed, and encounters and battles. An introduction summarizes significant events of the war and assesses its effects on relations between the major players. Also included are a chronology, maps of the region, the related resolutions of United Nations Security Council, and the Central Command Briefing presented by General Schwarzkopf on February 27, 1991.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810855014
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
The a to Z Guide Series, #24
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Meet the Author

Clayton R. Newell retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of active duty, during which he served as the director of Joint Operations Concepts at the U.S. Army War College, held the John J. Pershing Chair of Military Planning and Operations, and was the Chief of Historical Services at the U.S. Army Center for Military History in Washington, D.C.

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