By James A. Winnefeld, Dana J. Johnson, Preston Niblack
A complete account of the contributions and obstacles of air energy within the Persian Gulf battle. gains 32 pages of newly published pictures.
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A crude short-range tactical ballistic missile capability had been put in place and tried out against the cities of Iran. Only the Iraqi navy was comparatively neglected, though equipped with a mining capability that was to pose problems to Coalition naval force movement in the upper reaches of the Gulf. The Rise of Iraqi Military Power moved to the fore. Curiously, most of the focus of contingency planning was on the maritime and ground dimensions as OPlAN 1 002-90, the principal plan for the defense of Saudi Arabia, was developed.
Response tary action. These efforts were to no avail, and on 2 August the invasion began. Kuwait as well as other diplomatic efforts by Arab leaders to head off Iraqi mili adjacent to Kuwait. In the ensuing week there were talks between Iraq and consider the Iraqi complaints. This action was seen by many Arab states as de fusing the crisis. But shortly thereafter, additional Iraqi divisions were reported the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met on 26 July to jectives of combat readiness and avoiding provocation.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1991. Fialka and Peter Braestrup (who wrote the foreword to the Fialka book) are sympathetic to the latter point of view, one widely held by military officers who served in the Gulf. For a somewhat contemptuous view of the alleged amateurish reporting of the Gulf War. see James F. Dunnigan and AUstin Bay, From Shield to Storm: High-Tech Weapons, Military Strategy, and Coalition Warfare in the Persian Gulf. New York: William Morrow, 1992,pp. 446-464. : Smithsonian Press, 1992, p.
A League of Airmen: U.S. Air Power in the Gulf War (Project Air Force) by James A. Winnefeld, Dana J. Johnson, Preston Niblack