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The Persian Gulf War was the first conflict after Vietnam in which the united states become officially involved as a combatant. It was a war in which many new technological, strategic, political, and economic elements came together for the first time, making the war a unique experience both for U.S. soldiers and those civilians at home. Persian Gulf War Revised Edition is a great reference for students teachers military historians war history enthusiast and anyone interested in modern U.S. history

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America At War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war

John S. Bowman received a B.A in English literature from Harvard University and matriculated at Trinity college, Cambridge University, as Harvard's Fiske Scholar, as well as at the University of Munich. In addition to editing the chronology of wars in the America at war set he is the general edition for the other 13 volumes. He has worked as an editor for almost 50 years and as a freelance writer for almost as long. Bowman has edited some 20 words on wars and military history and another 15 on general history. Among the other projects he has edited are facts about America's War, World Almanac of the Vietnam War, The Civil war Almanac and Almanac of American History.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Each of these examinations of American "police action" opens with an introductory chapter that puts readers into the action within the country by following either a general (Schwarzkopf) or a battalion (Korean War) as the fighting begins. Subsequent chapters look at the background to the conflict and the U.S. role as world policeman, and provide comprehensive, chronological coverage of the military action. The books conclude with a discussion of the aftermath of each war and the lessons the United States and its possible adversaries learned from them. Both volumes provide a great deal of information, but they can be dry as they detail the specifics of battle strategies and troop movements. Both Carlisle and Isserman are objective about American goals, successes, and failures. Persian Gulf War does a good job of explaining how the goals of the multination coalition and the decision to end the offensive without removing Hussein created conditions for future conflict. Korean War is a revision of a 1992 title, and although most of the main text is unchanged, numerous sidebars have been added about topics such as the No Gun Ri controversy, and there are six new maps. Both books include numerous maps as well as several average-quality, black-and-white photos in every chapter. While Korean War is not different enough to warrant its purchase for libraries that hold the first edition, both this revision and Persian Gulf War are good choices for libraries that need new materials on these wars.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081929
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: America at War Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 In The Thick Of It 1

Instant Media 6

2 The United States As Peacekeeper And Policeman 8

Pirates, Bandits, And Terrorists 9

3 The Middle East Situation 17

Ottoman Empire Divided, CA. 1920 19

Tankers and Oil Rigs 22

Middle East Oil Reserves, 1990s 23

4 Hussein And Modern Weapons 30

Gerald Bull and the Supergun 36

Iraq And Kuwait, 1991 38

5 Kuwait Invaded 39

Refugees from Kuwait 45

Invasion Routes Of Iraq Into Kuwait, 1990-1991 47

6 Operation Desert Shield: A Line In The Sand 49

Logistics: Why the Long Wait" 51

Coalition Partners ,1990-1991 55

The Coalition Partners 56

7 The Air War And Preliminary Ground Activites 61

Iraqi Sites And Scud Attacks On Israel, 1990-1991 64

Scuds and Patriots 66

Collateral Damage 69

8 On The Home Front 71

A Just War" 76

The Republican Guard 79

9 Desert Storm Begins 81

Hail Mary Forces, Feb 24,1991 86

Women In The U.S. Military 89

Coalition Advances, February 24-28,1991 91

10 America At War February 26-28 92

Depeat Of The Republican Guard, February 26-28,1991 95

Oil Pollution As A Weapon 98

11 Immediate Aftermath 103

Kurds and Kurdistan 106

12 Long-Term Aftermath 112

No Fly Zones ,1991-2003 113

Weapon Inspection Sites, Greater Baghdad 115

Vietnam Syndrome 118

13 Weapons And Tactics 123

Command of The Air 125

The U.S. Navy In The Persian Gulf War 127

WMD 132

14 Peacekeeping In The 1990s And Persian Gulf War Legacies 134

Kosovo, 1999 140

Glossary 144

Further Reading 149

Index 152

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