The First Persian Gulf War Analytical Essay by Professor Victor Verb

A comprehensive analysis of why and how the United States fought the first Persian Gulf War.
# 58058 | 3,347 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper provides a summary and critique of Peter Cipkowski's book, "Understanding the Crisis in the Persian Gulf," and an analysis of how well the war was prosecuted, from the perspective of Dr. Philip Crowl, concerning what questions a nation must ask when considering going to war. A summary of the research follows in the conclusion.

From the Paper:

"Much has been written about the military successes enjoyed by the U.S.-led coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm. The levels of strategic planning and professional prosecution of the air war campaign in the Persian Gulf provided the opportunity for many military analysts to make their claims concerning how well the Allies performed. As with any comprehensive historical analysis, this research will examine the events of Operation Desert Storm with a view to establishing how the political strategy was developed. While many Korean and Vietnam veterans would take exception to Peter Cipkowski's assessment that the war in the Persian Gulf captured worldwide attention as the first large-scale Allied military engagement since the Second World War, no one would likely argue with his observations about the importance of these events for the Western nations of the world today."

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