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He also presents several appendixes with facts and data about the Gulf War, from lists of coalition and Iraqi forces in the war, to lists of prisoners of war and coalition members killed. In fact, the appendixes are so detailed; they take up more than half the pages of this book.
This book is much more than a promotional piece, it is a detailed and important history of the war, from start to finish, and it is a good reference for anyone wishing to dig deeper into the war and its outcome. He writes of the end of the war, President George Bush addresses the United States. He announces that 'Kuwait is liberated. Iraq's Army is defeated.' He further states that at 12 a.M. Eastern Standard Time 'all U.S. And Coalition forces will suspend further offensive combat operations.'"
One of the best features of the book are all the illustrations. Many….
Bush, George H.W. Address to the Nation on the Invasion of Iraq (January 16, 1991). Miller Center for Public Affairs. 2009. 1 April 2009. http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3428 .
Editors. The Gathering Storm. Naval Historical Center. 2009. 1 April 2009. http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/dstorm/ds2.htm .
Hutchison, Kevin Don. Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Chronology and Fact Book. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
Pike, John. Operation Desert Shield. Global Security.org. 2009. 1 April 2009. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/desert_shield.htm .
Starting at that point, Saudi Arabia became divided into the supporters of the U.S.-led coalition, which were the members of the royal family, and the anti-western views promoted by Osama bin Laden and other wealthy, but not royal Saudis. The opposition to the royal family viewed them as protecting their own interests and not being true Muslims. Religion was used by these extremist groups to justify the opposition towards the royal family and their status in Saudi Arabia.
Kostiner, Joseph, State, Islam and opposition in Saudi Arabia: the post desert storm phase, July 1997, found on http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/1997/issue2/jv1n2a8.html;
Margolis, Eric, bin Laden was right: Saudi royal family are "Traitorous American Stooges," August 8, 2005, found on http://edstrong.blog-city.com/bin_laden_was_right__saudi_royal_family_are_traitorous_ameri.htm;
ackground note: Saudi Arabia, ureau of Near Eastern Affairs, October 2006, found at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm;
Osama bin Laden, 2001, found on http://www.adl.org/terrorism_america/bin_l.asp;
Osama bin Laden, found on http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/terrorists/osama-bin-laden/.
ackground note: Saudi Arabia, ureau of Near Eastern Affairs, October 2006, found….
Kostiner, Joseph, State, Islam and opposition in Saudi Arabia: the post desert storm phase, July 1997, found on http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/1997/issue2/jv1n2a8.html ;
Margolis, Eric, bin Laden was right: Saudi royal family are "Traitorous American Stooges," August 8, 2005, found on http://edstrong.blog-city.com/bin_laden_was_right__saudi_royal_family_are_traitorous_ameri.htm;
Background note: Saudi Arabia, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, October 2006, found at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm ;
Osama bin Laden, 2001, found on http://www.adl.org/terrorism_america/bin_l.asp ;
The Effects of Operation Desert Storm on Human Behaviors, Human Expression and Ethics
In early 1991, the United States launched Operation Desert Storm in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait while the American public held its collective breath to see whether Hussein’s threat to wage “the mother of all battles,” including threats to use chemical weapons of mass destruction, would come to fruition. Although the Iraqi military was never able to live up to their leader’s claims, the political and social fallout from this successful prosecution of this regional war by the United States had long-term implications for American political and military leaders alike. This topic is important to analyze today because the Middle East remains a global hotspot with the very real potential to erupt in other conflicts with Western powers in general and the United States in particular. To determine the facts, the overarching purpose of….
In 1990 Saddam Hussein invaded and annexed Kuwait, Iraq’s neighbor, over a dispute regarding oil production and debt. Iraq had protected Kuwait during the Iran-Iraq War the previous decade and Hussein wanted the debt owed by Iraq to Kuwait canceled. He also accused the U.S. and Israel of meddling and saw Kuwait as a puppet state of the West. Operation Desert Storm was coalition effort to push back Saddam Hussein and Iraqi forces to ensure Kuwaiti independence. George H. Bush declared that Iraqi soldiers were committing heinous atrocities in Kuwait (though these claims were later disproven). The war was thus based partly upon a fabricated narrative so that American forces could be used to drive Hussein out of Kuwait and prevent him from annexing the small state and becoming more powerful. While it was a brief war, lasting a little over a month, Desert Storm essentially laid the groundwork for….
A military end state refers to a number of vivid signs that signify all military goals have been accomplished. These signs are part of the standards used to indicate the end of a given military operation. They actually point out that the military is no longer the main device in the government’s hand in accomplishing further goals. As such, it is important for the military end state to be definite and straightforward. A number of easily determinable signs should be provided. The military should also be able to come to these signs in the course of its operations. With a distinct military end state, the key stakeholders are able to set major goals which can be mutually worked on. The stakeholders are also in a better position to plan similar operations in the future (Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2017).
In this case study, the military end state was signified by….
This alliance brought an end to the illusion that the war in the Gulf was for humanitarian purposes and the restoration of democracy, since Assad, who killed 20,000 of his own citizens to quell an uprising in Hama, Syria, was comparatively more dictatorial than Saddam himself."(Fingrut, 1993)
In close connection with the geopolitical positioning of the kingdom of Kuwait and the regional alliances lay Western interests for oil. Head and Tilford noted in this sense that "the United States also feared a reduction in the flow of oil from Kuwait, especially for its Allies in Europe." (Head and Tilford 17) Indeed, it had become common knowledge that the Iraqi leadership had established the new foreign policy guidelines in terms of acquiring and controlling Kuwait's oil reserves. This attitude was determined by the acute economic crisis Saddam had led his country into, after the eight-year war with Iran. Therefore, his extensive….
Calvocoressi, Peter. World politics since 1945. (Budapest: Open Society Institute, 1996)
Fingrut, David. Operation Desert Storm. Out right disinformation scheme. SEED Alternative School. Toronto, 1993. 23 March 2007. http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/Vietnam/gulf-war-fingrut.html#Bush
Head, William, and Earl H. Tilford, eds. The Eagle in the Desert Looking Back on U.S. Involvement in the Persian Gulf War. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.
IR Theory in Practice Case Study: The Gulf War, 1990-1991. (n.d) 23 March 2007. http://www.gulfweb.org/
The Galveston City is a narrow island adjoining the Galveston bay. Marked by its distinct geographical position its highest point is only 8.7 feet above sea level. This Gulf city was devastated by one of the worst ever storm to strike America on September 8, 1900 claiming the lives of more than 8000 people and total destruction of properties. (Estimated at $30 million in 1900). The hurricane created giant waves up to 8 to 15 feet high and the water from the swelling waves inundated the whole of the city and washed away everything on its path. In the book "Isaac's Storm" Erik Larson describes how Isaac Monroe Cline, a chief staff of the American meteorological department studied the progress of this devastating storm and how it had an destructive effect on the business climate of this once commercially vibrant city. Let us briefly analyze the effects the storm….
Erik Larson," "Isaac's Storm', Vintage Open Market Edition, May 2000
Texas Watch Online," 'Galveston Benchmark', Accessed on April 9th, 2003
3) University of Texas, "Galveston," Accessed on April 9th, 2003
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3. Whether or not the U.S. military has overcome the fundamental obstacle to achieving force readiness prior to the commencement of combat operations
The U.S. army no doubt is capable of producing the desired results in the proper time as and when it is demanded to operate anywhere in the world operation Just Cause which by today's standard is remote proved that the army was capable of speed and efficiency but showed that after the initial attack there was a lack of coordination in bringing civil unrest and chaos under control. The war in the Persian Gulf - which in fact has two series of operations, first the 'Eagle' and later the "Desert storm' involved sophisticated weapons and systems across continents proved some of the weakness of the army. The fiasco of operation Eagle ought to make us question the current setup of having so many packets and….
Adams, Thomas K. (1998) "U.S. Special Operations Forces in Action: The Challenge of Unconventional" Routledge
Brown, John. S. (2006, Sep) "Operation Just Cause: The Incursion into Panama"
Retrieved 20 February, 2008 at http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/Just%20Cause/JustCause.htm
De Toy, Brian M. (2004) "Turning Victory into Success: Military Operations after the Campaign" DIANE Publishing.
military readiness intrinsically declines the longer a military encounter is prolonged due to the wear and tear exacted by war. As such, it is important to gauge a country's level of military preparedness at the outset of any martial encounter to truly assess its readiness for protracted combat situations. There are a number of sources that attest to the fact that at the end of the 20th century, the United States' military preparedness -- which would soon be tested in the new millennium by a number of martial engagements, the most eminent of which include Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, were insufficient. A thorough examination of the results of the former operation (which is still ongoing) and certain key factors relating to military size, personnel availability and training, equipment, and most saliently funding, as compared to those near the end of the 20th century in Operation Desert….
Kaufmann, W. (1994). "Hollow forces': Current issues of U.S. military readiness and effectiveness." The Brookings Institution. 12 (4): 24-29.
Kreisher, O. (2013). "U.S. military funding cuts are eroding readiness to a level that may be difficult to overcome." Naval Forces. 34 (3): 4. Retrieved from Paige, S. (2001). "Under siege one reason our military's readiness is down: We won't let them train." American Enterprise. 12 (7). Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/detail?sid=3ccf5fe4-0b95-48eb-90aa-de33c85a6438%40sessionmgr111&vid=2&hid=101&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=bth&AN=5151435
Ray, D. (2000). "Is the U.S. military prepared to fight?" Insight on the News. 16 (41): 18. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/detail?sid=c1e995c8-da05-4b40-bcc4-1f5c7bb02e7c%40sessionmgr114&vid=1&hid=101&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=bwh&AN=3740770
Spencer, J. (2000). "The facts about military readiness." www.heritage.org. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2000/09/bg1394-the-facts-about-military-readiness
Iraq invaded Kuwait. The invasion lasted a few days and on August 8th Iraq announced that Kuwait was its nineteenth province. The same day the invasion began, the United Nations denounced the attack and passed Resolution 660, which condemned the Iraqi invasion and called for immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Kuwait. The United States began mobilizing its military on August 7th.
y the time the UN deadline arrived in January of 1991, The United States had amassed hundreds of thousands of troops in the Persian Gulf Region. The war began on January 17th with bombing sorties. Over the next month, 67,000 sorties would be flown over Iraq. Operation Desert Storm was launched on February 24th, and Coalition ground forces entered the fight. The war was won in less than four days. The cease-fire began on 8am, February 28th. Iraq was defeated and Kuwait was liberated.
In a strategic sense, Operation Desert….
April Glaspie Transcript." What Really Happened. 1996. What Really Happened. 9 Mar 2004 http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARTICLE5/april.html
Chronology of the Kuwait Crisis." The Kuwait Information Office. 2004. The Kuwait
Information Office. 9 Mar 2004 http://www.kuwait-info.org
Final Report to Congress: Conduct of the Persian Gulf War." Apr 1992. The National Security Archive 11 Feb 2004. George Washington University. 9 Mar 2004 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/the_archive.html
Expeditionary Air ase
Tallil airbase in Iraq
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Story of an Expeditionary Airbase
Tallil, Iraq Airbase
The purpose of this work is to research Tallil Air ase in Iraq providing a brief history of the base from the time of Operation Desert Storm to the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The question of how Tallil was built into OIF planning and when it was decided that Tallil would be a desired location for a base will be answered as well as why it was considered a key location and who initially took the base as to the military unit and whether it was a forcible entry. The questions of who secured the base, whether there was inter-service coordination, what was there when the U.S. military arrived to start building and how the base was then built will be answered as well. Finally the issues of whether there was a coordinated effort between….
Dobbins, John Col. (2004) Airpower 101: An Expeditionary Air Base Model Air & Space Power Journal September 2004.
Menon, Parvathi (2003) World Affairs: A Past in Peril Frontline Vol.20, Issue 7, 29 Mar - 11 Apr 2003 [Online at: http://www.flonnet.com/fl2007/stories/200304110 0020 6500 .html]
U.S. Department of State: International Information Programs (2003) Washington 05 April 2003 [Online at: http://www.iwar.org.uk/news-archive/2003/04-05.htm ]
Budiansky, Stephen (2003) Air War: Striking In Ways We Haven't Seen 2003 April 6 [Online at: http://www.budiansky.com/Washpost0406.html
The Returning of Soldiers from Combat in America
Although Earnest Hemmingway's, "Soldiers Home" (187) was written in 1925, and the war at that time was different, there are several things in the story that still ring true today for servicemen. In "Soldiers Home" (187) Krebs, the main character in the story goes through some changes while he is away fighting in the Marine Corps. Krebs was a young man from Kansas who is in college at the time that he is drafted into the Marine Corps. So he leaves his friends and family to go overseas to fight for his country, as do the young men and women of todays armed forces. As told by the author Krebs fights in some of the toughest battles that were ever fought, "Belau ood, Soissons, Champagne St. Mihiel, and The Argonne Forrest" (187), he feels out of place when he returns home….
With Krebs not really trusting his parents, and his loss of love as well the author shows the reader several issues that can affect a soldier returning home from combat. Along with the loss of interest in relationships, and not having a reason to interact with the towns people or even listen to his parents, they all show some of the struggles facing returning servicemen and women then and today, and that they have faced upon their return from foreign places where they have been busily waging war for the entire twentieth century (Associated Content)
The problems with the American soldier returning home from combat are worse than people may think. They go a lot deeper than people may think. They can range from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing loss, anxiety, depression, and even isolation. These are the problems that are unseen by society and have been written about since at least 1925. Hemingway's story is not prescient or "ahead of its tie" because it recognized and described the issues of coming home from war in ways that can be identified with modern diagnoses and that reflect modern experiences. Instead, it is the simple commonality of the experiences of warfare that existed in the First World War and that still exist in today's military conflicts that makes this work still relevant. The fact that Hemingway so accurately describes a case of post Traumatic Stress Disorder doesn't matter nearly as much as the fact that this disorder still exists, and for the same reasons it existed nearly a hundred years ago. Until mankind learns to end warfare, traumas like those experienced by Krebs and by real soldiers in ongoing wars will continue to lead to the development f psychological disorders like PTSD as described in "Soldier's Home" and by countless servicemen and servicewomen that have served honorably in places of combat today.
As Krebs returns home from war in 1919, he is faced with issues of being back in the civilian society. Whether a soldier fought in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, or Iraq and Afghanistan, the problems of the returning veteran are handled the same then as they are now personally, within the soldier and with the general public.
War Without Victory
Nominally, the United States achieved victory in the first Gulf War. However, the decades of fighting in the Middle East, punctuated by the second Gulf War demonstrate that the United States was not victorious in that war. However, equally clear is the fact that Iraq was not victorious. This paper examines the politics behind the Gulf War including deterrence, diplomacy, power struggles, and military and political implications to come to the conclusion that there was no victor in the Gulf War.
In August of 1990, Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, ordered an invasion of Kuwait (A&E, 2013). This action alarmed other countries in the area, and these countries asked for intervention from other countries and from the United Nations. The United Nations Security Council responded by ordering Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The United States, working with and through the United Nations, attempted to use deterrence and diplomacy….
A&E Television Networks. (2013). Persian Gulf War. Retrieved May 5, 2013 from History.com website: http://www.history.com/topics/persian-gulf-war
Morgan, P. (2012). The state of deterrence in international politics today. Retrieved May 5,
2013 from Contemporary Security Policy website: http://www.contemporarysecuritypolicy.org/assets/CSP-33-1%20Morgan.pdf
PBS. (2010). The Persian Gulf War. Retrieved May 5, 2013 from American Experience
Gulf War of 1991. The writer explores the history, the cause, and the war itself. The writer uses several sources to illustrate what the U.S. government bas dints decision to go to war on and how well received that decision was by the American public.
As the U.S. gears up for a probable attack on Iraq American minds turn back the hands of time to 1991 and the Gulf War. The war became nicknamed "Desert Storm" and that is exactly what it turned out to be. A storm that raged across the desert with such force it quelled any hope of defense from the Iraqi Army. Desert Storm was one of the shortest wars in history but it showed the world that the U.S. has not become a complacent party to wrongs committed by others. It demonstrated the strength and veracity by which America is capable of flexing its power….
Cary, Peter, Duffy, Brian (1992). A Desert Storm accounting., U.S. News & World Report, 03-16-1992, pp. 35-37.
Duffy, Brian (1993). Saddam Hussein: The Energizer bully., U.S. News & World Report, pp p. 58.
Duffy, Brian. (1992)The ground war., U.S. News & World Report, 01-20-1992, pp. 51-56.
Author not available (1992). The untold history of the war., U.S. News & World Report, pp p. 8.
General Norman Schwarzkopf
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was born in Trenton, New Jersey on August 22 in the year 1934. He was named after his father, who was a est Point graduate and a decorated veteran of the Armed Forces, much like the younger Schwarzkopf has now become. General Schwarzkopf himself graduated from est Point in 1956 and has become one of our generation's most brilliant military leaders. He retired in the fall of 1991, shortly after successfully leading the Allied Troops into the Persian Gulf ar earlier that year.
Growing up as the youngest of three children, Schwarzkopf was taught from an early age that women were to be protected, that men were to protect them and that "Duty, Honor Country" would become the creed of his life. hen his father was called overseas during the onset of orld ar II in August of 1942, he became the head of….
Birnbaum, Jesse. THE GULF WAR: THE COMMANDER Stormin' Norman On Top. Time, 02-04-1991, pp.28
Duffy, Brian. A Desert Storm Accounting. U.S. News & World Report. 03-16-1992 pp.35-37
Fischer, Dean. THE GULF: The Desert Bear. Time, 10-15-1990, pp.52
Roberts, Tom. Viewpoint: Who Is Our Neighbor? National Catholic Reporter, 05-19-2000 pp.13
He also presents several appendixes with facts and data about the Gulf War, from lists of coalition and Iraqi forces in the war, to lists of prisoners of…Read Full Paper ❯
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Starting at that point, Saudi Arabia became divided into the supporters of the U.S.-led coalition, which were the members of the royal family, and the anti-western views promoted…Read Full Paper ❯
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The Effects of Operation Desert Storm on Human Behaviors, Human Expression and Ethics Introduction In early 1991, the United States launched Operation Desert Storm in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion and…Read Full Paper ❯
In 1990 Saddam Hussein invaded and annexed Kuwait, Iraq’s neighbor, over a dispute regarding oil production and debt. Iraq had protected Kuwait during the Iran-Iraq War the previous decade…Read Full Paper ❯
Question 1 A military end state refers to a number of vivid signs that signify all military goals have been accomplished. These signs are part of the standards used to…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Israel
This alliance brought an end to the illusion that the war in the Gulf was for humanitarian purposes and the restoration of democracy, since Assad, who killed 20,000…Read Full Paper ❯
Isaac's Storm The Galveston City is a narrow island adjoining the Galveston bay. Marked by its distinct geographical position its highest point is only 8.7 feet above sea level. This…Read Full Paper ❯
" (Yates, n. d.) 3. Whether or not the U.S. military has overcome the fundamental obstacle to achieving force readiness prior to the commencement of combat operations The U.S. army no…Read Full Paper ❯
military readiness intrinsically declines the longer a military encounter is prolonged due to the wear and tear exacted by war. As such, it is important to gauge a…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Israel
Iraq invaded Kuwait. The invasion lasted a few days and on August 8th Iraq announced that Kuwait was its nineteenth province. The same day the invasion began, the…Read Full Paper ❯
Expeditionary Air ase Tallil airbase in Iraq Paper I.D.: 46255 Story of an Expeditionary Airbase Tallil, Iraq Airbase The purpose of this work is to research Tallil Air ase in Iraq providing a…Read Full Paper ❯
Hemingway Analysis The Returning of Soldiers from Combat in America "Soldiers Home" Although Earnest Hemmingway's, "Soldiers Home" (187) was written in 1925, and the war at that time was different, there are…Read Full Paper ❯
War Without Victory Nominally, the United States achieved victory in the first Gulf War. However, the decades of fighting in the Middle East, punctuated by the second Gulf War demonstrate…Read Full Paper ❯
Gulf War of 1991. The writer explores the history, the cause, and the war itself. The writer uses several sources to illustrate what the U.S. government bas dints…Read Full Paper ❯
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General Norman Schwarzkopf General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was born in Trenton, New Jersey on August 22 in the year 1934. He was named after his father, who was a…Read Full Paper ❯