The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gulf War

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On August 2, 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded the oil fields of neighboring Kuwait; on August 25th, the use of military force was sanctioned by the United Nations. By January 30, l991, U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf numbered 500,000. Thus began the war known as Operation Desert Storm. As wars go, it was brief, barely twelve weeks. The fighting, however, was intense and involved more than 25 countries around the word. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Gulf War, written by a journalist who covered it firsthand, will explore the history of the Iraqi region, the politics of oil, and hundreds of years of the history that ultimately led to the war from the ground and in the air, all the players, the winners, the losers. The book will offer insights never before in print.

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If you remember watching the coverage of Operation Desert Sgtorm on CNN, odds are good you also remember Middle East correspondant Charles Jaco dodging Scud missiles as they flew over his head. Mr. Jaco has covered virtually every war, skirmish, or military action in every hot spot on the planet, from gang wars in Los Angeles to conflicts in Angola, to the taking of General Noriega of Panama. His articles have appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, The LA Times,and The Philadelphia Enquirer, among others. He is also the author of two well received novels, Dead Air and Live Shot (Ballantine Books).

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Book Description Alpha, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You know that Saddam Hussein instigated the Gulf War and the United States and its allies drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 12 weeks. However, understanding the legacy of this short war seems more complex and critical every day, and you don't have time to sift through hours of cable news coverage. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gulf War helps you grasp the political and military strategy of this televised conflict, as well as its impact on today's world. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: The history of the Iraqi region-its relationships to other Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel-and why Saddam invaded Kuwait. The reason why the United Nations felt the invasion of Kuwait warranted the largest multinational military coalition since World War II. Information on how the Gulf War coalition disintegrated and the decisions that left Saddam in power. The trials that veterans faced seeking answers to questions about Gulf War Syndrome. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028643240

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