The Eagle in the Desert: Looking Back on U. S. Involvement in the Persian Gulf War

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New York 1996 First First good 350, illus., notes, selected bibliography, index. This book is a reexamination of the Persian Gulf War by a number of academic and military ... historians to determine what we did right, what we did wrong, and how our performance could have been improved. This study addresses the questions: Why did the war happen? Was the Gulf War a vindication of Vietnam? Did the American military really learn anything from the war in Vietnam? Did they really adapt? What did the Allies actually win in the Gulf War, if anything? Finally, have we learned anything from the Gulf War? Read more Show Less

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This book is a reexamination of the Persian Gulf War by a number of academic and military historians to determine what we did right, what we did wrong, and how our performance could have been improved. This study addresses the questions: Why did the war happen? Was the Gulf War a vindication of Vietnam? Did the American military really learn anything from the war in Vietnam? Did they really adapt? What did the Allies actually win in the Gulf War, if anything? Finally, have we learned anything from the Gulf War? Some authors conclude that in retrospect many analysts have become convinced that despite its military successes the United States garnered little of worth from the Gulf War. Others believe a great deal was achieved, and some have withheld final judgement.

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A reexamination of the Gulf War that uses new research and several fresh approaches to the analysis of the conflict, and concludes by placing the war in its historical perspective. Following a 15-page general introduction by co-editor Head, 13 contributed chapters are grouped in six individually introduced sections: politics, alliances, and regional views; bringing the eagle to the Gulf desert--airlift, supplies, and logistics; the air war--planning and combat; the ground war--the Army and the Marines; the Navy's role; and reexamining the Allied "victory." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275950255
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Pages: 376
  • Lexile: 1550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM HEAD is Deputy Center Historian for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, GA.

EARL H. TILFORD, JR., is Director of Studies and Research at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction 1
Pt. I Politics, Alliances, and Regional Views 17
1 The Gulf War Coalition: The Politics and Economics of a Most Unusual Alliance 21
2 But Was It Jihad?: Islam and the Ethics of the Persian Gulf War 47
Pt. II Bringing the Eagle to the Gulf Desert: Airlift, Supplies, and Logistics 65
3 Air Mobility in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: An Assessment 67
4 Sustaining the War Machine: U.S. Air Force Logistics Support during the Gulf War 87
Pt. III The Air War: Planning and Combat 107
5 Thunder and Storm: Strategic Air Operations in the Gulf War 111
6 Parallel Warfare: What Is It? Where Did It Come From? Why Is It Important? 127
7 Command and Control in the Gulf War: A Military Revolution in Airpower? 157
Pt. IV The Ground War: The Army and the Marines 173
8 Playing in the Sandbox: Doctrine, Combat, and Outcome on the Ground 175
9 U.S. Marine Operations in the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991 201
Pt. V The Navy's Role in the Gulf War 223
10 On the Storm's Outer Edge: U.S. Navy Operations in the Persian Gulf War 225
11 Sailing in the Sand: The U.S. Navy's Role in the Gulf War 251
Pt. VI Reexamining the Allied "Victory" in the Gulf War 267
12 Clausewitz's On War and the Gulf War 269
13 A New Covenant?: The Apostles of Douhet and the Persian Gulf War 290
Selected Bibliography 311
Index 323
About the Editors and Contributors 347
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