On Course to Desert Storm: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulfby Michael A. Palmer
Discusses the history of English & American naval forces in the Persian Gulf, 1800-1945, & the assurance of access to oil supplies, 1950-1981. Traces the evolution of American naval policy in the region from the establishment of the U.S. Navys Middle East Force in 1949 through the Iran-Iraq War, 1981-1988, up to the crisis that began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. 46 black & white photos & 10 tables.
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