Cultural Understanding in the Gulf War and the Iraq War
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This paper examines the way in which American soldiers used their cultural knowledge to establish a rapport with Arab soldiers in the Gulf war. It then shifts to a look at the lack of cultural familiarity displayed by US forces during the Iraqi insurgency to illustrate how decisive it can be. From there it looks at the patience and respect that SF soldiers showed to their Arab counterparts and how that eventually played a large role in the eventual victory.
From the Paper:"This paper shall examine the importance of cultural understanding in the conduct war from the perspective of two very different military conflicts. It begins by examining how Special Forces soldiers used their knowledge of Arabic and cultural mores to gain the respect of Syrian, Saudi and Egyptian soldiers in the run up to the Gulf War. It also looks at the difficulties experienced by US forces in the Iraqi insurgency that took place little more than a decade later. Cultural Understanding in the Gulf War and the Iraq War Cultural understanding during military operations can be a vital asset or..."
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