The english translation was published in early 1995. Directors introduction the gulf war and its aftermath the gulf war and the united nations ninan koshy your wars, and your peace are at our expense. By january 1991 the allied coalition against iraq had reached a strength of 700,000 troops, including 540,000 u. The gulf war 1991 essential histories book by alastair.
Just under a million coalition personnel were deployed to the gulf region to face a variety of threats from extreme temperatures to weapons. The united states army in operations desert shield and desert storm, ed. Civilian casualties during the air campaign and violations of the laws of war 1991, by human rights watch organization html at the whirlwind war. On this day in 1991, operation desert shield became operation desert storm as the us along with. In his book the wars against saddam, john simpson alleges that us forces attempted to cover up the incident. In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of 1992, baudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the gulf war did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event a virtual war. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. The aerial campaign against saddams iraq in the 1991 gulf war by jim corrigan. List of books and articles about persian gulf war online. The gulf war 1991 essential histories the gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare one dominated by speed and high technology, that. Another book on the air war that i think is worth reading is desert storm air war.
Conclusions and consequences the gulf war 1991 taylor. Operation desert storm 19901991 modern warfare by anthony tuckerjones isbn. This book summarizes the results of survey undertaken by iucn and collaborators of the immediate and midterm environmental damage arising from the gulf war, in particular the massive oil spillage. Understanding the us invasion of iraq in 2003 requires awareness of the war the us and others fought to eject iraq from kuwait in 1991. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
Persian gulf war, conflict 199091 triggered by iraqs invasion of kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring its large oil reserves, canceling a large debt owed to kuwait, and expanding iraqi regional power. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The gulf war 2 august 1990 28 february 1991, codenamed operation desert shield 2. The gulf war 1991 book by alistair finlan 1 available. Operation granby, commonly abbreviated op granby, was the code name given to the british military operations during the 1991 gulf war. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Environmental assessments of iucn and collaborators. The gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing. During the intervening years, many gulf war veterans have experienced. The falklands war the untold story full documentary timeline duration. In this frightening reassessment of the 1991 gulf war, a strategic analyst reveals that the war was not the hightech victory that many americans perceive, but a nearly catastrophic event.
Buy a cheap copy of the gulf war 1991 essential histories book by alastair finlan. This collection of articles written during the crisis and the war itself is certainly helpful. The gulf war 2 august 1990 28 february 1991, codenamed operation desert shield 2 august 1990 17 january 1991 for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of saudi arabia and operation desert storm 17 january 1991 28 february 1991 in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the united states against iraq in response to iraqs invasion and annexation of kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes. Top american libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens library.
Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The gulf war of 1991 stands out in the annals of warfare in the 20th century because of the staggeringly low number of combat casualties between the combined coalition and iraqi forces of well over a million military personnel. An incisive account of the persian gulf war, storm over iraq shows how the success of operation desert storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the american approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The 1991 gulf war download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Gulf war debriefing book prepublication version, by andrew leyden html with commentary at needless deaths in the gulf war. The gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare one dominated by speed and high technology, that yielded a low level of casualties among the allied forces. The first detailed analysis of why the gulf war could be fought the way it was, the book examines the planning and preparation for war. Just under a million coalition personnel were deployed to the gulf. Civilian casualties during the air campaign and violations of the laws of war 1991, by human rights watch organization. Hussein defied united nations security council demands to withdraw from kuwait by midjanuary 1991, and the persian gulf war began with. Over 180 photographs provide a remarkable visual account of operation desert storm in the air, at sea and on land, and they show the vast array of military equipment deployed by both sides. A book of elongated versions of the truncated original articles in french was published in may 1991.
What is the best book about the 1991 persian gulf war. Top 10 books about the iraq war books the guardian. The invasion and occupation of kuwait by the iraqi forces and the resulting gulf war in 1991 led to unprecedented environmental contamination, the effects of which will be felt for years to come. Just under a million coalition personnel were deployed to the gulf region to face a variety of threats from extreme temperatures to weapons of mass destruction biological, chemical and suspected nuclear and. This volume assesses operation desert storm and operation desert shield, examining each forces strategies, and the political and military figures who were involved on both sides. Alastair finlan the gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare characterized by astonishing speed and technology with remarkably few casualties amongst the coalition forces. The gulf war 1991 by alastair finlan, paperback barnes.
Bush announced the start of what would be called operation desert storma military operation. The iraqi army alone was reputed to be the fourth largest in the world, with approximately one million men under arms, a number that could be doubled with full conscription of men aged 1834. War in the persian gulf operations desert shield and desert storm august 1990march 1991 center of military history united states army washington, d. The book covers more than just the combat sorties that he flew, but also his later fights with the us government about his condition. Click download or read online button to get the 1991 gulf war book now. Operation desert storm 19901991 modern warfare 9781781593912. Pattons introduction argues that baudrillard, more than any other critic of the gulf war, correctly identified the stakes involved in the gestation of. The gulf war can be considered one of the most fascinating military campaigns in modern memory. The gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing speed and high technology with remarkably low numbers of casualties amongst the coalition forces. On paper, iraq possessed impressive military forces that had experienced eight years of conflict just two years prior to the outbreak of the gulf war. The air was polluted by emissions from hundreds of burning oil wells, the sea fouled by the largest oil spill in history, and the land scarred by massive bombardment and troop movement.
Focusing on the role played by weapons of mass destructionin particular biological and chemical weaponsavigdor haselkorn argues that. The gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing speed and high technology with remarkably low numbers of casualties. First gulf war air campaign begins january 17, 1991. The gulf war 1991 essential histories download book.
More than 2 decades have passed since the 19901991 conflict in the persian gulf. Buy the gulf war 1991 essential histories 1st edition by alastair finlan isbn. Introduction chronic multisymptom illness in gulf war. With a new type of warfare marked by incredible speed and high technology, coalition forces were deployed to the gulf region to face a multitude of threatsfrom extreme temperatures to a formidable iraqi occupation force. Maxwell air force base, ala air university library, 1991. First gulf war air campaign begins january 17, 1991 by steve balestrieri jan 17, 2018 share this. The gulf war of 1991 heralded a new type of warfare that was characterised by astonishing speed and high technology with remarkably low numbers of. Gulf war veterans illnesses for 2009 the 2009 annual. A marines chronicle of the gulf war and other battles by anthony swofford, bravo two zero by andy mcnab, it doesnt.1329 856 535 712 825 215 180 218 139 861 1239 514 553 1110 1376 1172 1374 1133 1565 335 82 512 836 191 327 1213 493 1155 1522 1085 456 353 130 220 1486 1200 778 1074 293 1448 25 765 592 1078 851