Operation Desert Shield -
To many, the war waged against Iraq by the United Nations Coalition was a most successful
operation, serving to liberate Kuwait and, in the U.S., engendering "a gift of
pride" in ourselves and in our military leaders. Desert Storm helped
heal the horrors of Vietnam, just as the one-sided Spanish American
War helped unite the nation after the Civil War; or so the story goes...
See also: Schwarzkopf
- Hussein - Air
Power - General's Debrief
Desert Shield / Desert Storm
by Kevin Don Hutchison, John Admire
A review of this detailed chronology will serve to
darken this picture for many users. The random deaths caused by accidents on board
ships and from friendly fire and the listing of service people killed in action are part
of the sobering record of this war presented by a noted military historian and author of
World War II in the North Pacific: Chronology and Fact Book (Greenwood, 1994).
Daily accounts follow this general plan: (a) activities of major figures, crucial events,
grand strategy; (b) U.S. ground forces activity (c) U.S. naval and air force activity; (d)
other coalition forces; and (e) activities of Iraq's armed forces.
The work includes a list of coalition prisoners of war, a complete list of all named or
numbered military units engaged in the war, and biographical information for key U.S. and
British personnel; biographical information for key figures from other countries is often
limited to name, rank, and military unit. A carefully selected and
constructed bibliography identifies official documents (mostly U.S.) and regimental and
general historical accounts of the war. The effort made to make the glossary
as complete as possible will be appreciated by users. Careful name and subject indexing
makes it possible for users to locate information on total troop strength as of a certain
day, tanks and aircraft destroyed, economic costs, and the death dates for individuals
killed in action. Charts group statistical information.
three line-drawn maps show troop deployments for February 21 and 24.
detailed maps would be useful in enabling readers to follow order-of-battle details given
in the text.
Order of battle for the coalition is made clear in the text; Iraq's plans cannot be
outlined for lack of information. The chronology does not include coalition
diplomatic efforts, U.S. congressional activities, or comments of President Bush or other
world leaders. Researchers on the war will be encouraged by the complexity of
the work, taking time to consult the glossary, study maps, and read background material.
Laypersons wishing to find a quick understanding of events will find it too
detailed for their purposes. Highly recommended for academic and large public
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Planning for the Late 1990s:
Beyond the Desert Storm Framework
(Studies in Defense Policy)
by Michael O'Hanlon
How does the United States fashion a defense policy for
a world in which it has strong and reliable allies, no major enemies, and the best
military in history - and yet at the same time has a host of worries about its future
security and a strong sense that the world is anything but safe? At a time when all of
government is being asked to become more efficient, Michael O'Hanlon shows how the United
States could prudently cut defense spending by as much as 10 percent without risking its
ability to respond to simultaneous regional crises or maintain global
commitments. He calls for Western support of more innovative approaches to UN
peace operations and a reorientation of the NATO alliance away from concern with Russia
and toward other combat scenarios.
by Military History Magazine
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