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U.S. Marines in Battle: Al-Khafji
     

U.S. Marines in Battle: Al-Khafji

by Paul W. Westermeyer
 
In August 1990, Iraqi military forces invaded the neighboring nation of Kuwait. The invasion was part of an expansionist foreign policy that President Saddam Hussein
established a decade earlier when he invaded post-revolution Iran. The Iraqi
invasion of Iran failed, degenerating into a decade long war of attrition, but Kuwait was an easier target. Kuwait had

Overview

In August 1990, Iraqi military forces invaded the neighboring nation of Kuwait. The invasion was part of an expansionist foreign policy that President Saddam Hussein
established a decade earlier when he invaded post-revolution Iran. The Iraqi
invasion of Iran failed, degenerating into a decade long war of attrition, but Kuwait was an easier target. Kuwait had financed the Iraq-Iran War for Iraq, but refused to forgive the debt, and Iraq accused Kuwait of stealing oil fromthe Rumalia Oil Field.

Much smaller than Iran in terms of population and geography, Kuwait had focused
its foreign and defense policies on negotiation and compromise rather than military force; inevitably, the large Iraqi Army quickly overwhelmed the small Kuwaiti armed forces.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012254665
Publisher:
http://realfastbook.com
Publication date:
02/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,079,228
File size:
11 MB
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