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

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

by William P. Head, Earl H. Tilford
 

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ISBN-10: 0275950255

ISBN-13: 9780275950255

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950255
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Preface by William Head

Introduction by William Head

Politics, Alliances, and Regional Views

The Gulf War Coalition: The Politics and Economics of a Most Unusual War by Daniel S. Papp

But Was It Jihad?: Islam and the Ethics of the Persian Gulf War by Sohail H. Hashmi

Bringing the Eagle to the Gulf Desert: Airlift, Sealift, Supplies, and Logistics

Air Mobility in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm: An Assessment by John W. Leland

Sustaining the War Machine: U.S. Air Force Logistics Support during the Gulf War by William Suit

The Air War: Planning and Combat

Thunder and Storm: Strategic Air Operations in the Gulf War by Daniel T. Kuehl

Parallel Warfare: What Is It? Where Did It Come From? Why Is It Important? by David A. Deptula

Command and Control in the Gulf War: A Military Revolution in Air Power? by Mark D. Mandeles

The Ground War: The Army and the Marines

Playing in the Sandbox: Doctrine, Combat, and Outcome on the Ground by Larry E. Cable

U.S. Marine Operations in the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991 by John T. Quinn and Jack Shulimson

The Navy's Role in the Gulf War

On the Storm's Outer Edge: U.S. Navy Operations in the Persian Gulf War by Robert J. Schneller, Jr.

Sailing in the Sand: The U.S. Navy's Role in the Gulf War by Norman Friedman

Reexamining the Allied "Victory" in the Gulf War

Clausewitz's On War and the Gulf War by Michael T. Corgan

A New Covenant?: The Apostles of Douhet and the Persian Gulf War by Caroline F. Ziemke

Selected Bibliography

Index

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