eBook Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Spencer C. Tucker
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  • ISBN-10: 1610694163
  • ISBN-13: 9781610694162
  • DDC: 956.7044
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 536 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

This encyclopedia provides a rich historical account of the Persian Gulf War, examining the conflict from a holistic perspective that addresses the details of the military operations as well as the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the war. The alphabetically arranged entries chart the events of the war, provide cross references and sources for additional study, and identify the most important individuals and groups associated with the conflict. In addition, it includes primary source documents that will provide readers with valuable insights and foster their critical thinking and historical reasoning skills. The Persian Gulf War served as the first live-combat test of much of the United States’ then-new high-tech weaponry. The war also held many lessons about the play of national interests, the process of coalition building, the need for effective communication and coordination, and the role of individuals in shaping history. This book addresses all key battles, the nations involved, strategies employed by both sides, weapon systems used, the role of the media, the role played by women, and environmental and medical issues associated with the conflict.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Spencer C. Tucker

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Foreword.
Preface.
Overview of the Persian Gulf War.
1: AGM-65 Maverick Missile.
2: AGM-114A Hellfire Missile.
3: Ahmad al-Jabburi al-Tai, Hashim (1944– ).
4: AIM-7 Sparrow Missile.
5: AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile.
6: AIM-54 Phoenix Missile.
7: Aircraft Carriers, Coalition.
8: Aircraft Carriers, U.S..
9: AirLand Battle Doctrine.
10: Amariyah Bunker or Shelter Bombing (February 13, 1991).
11: Amphibious Assault Ships, U.S..
12: Amphibious Command Ships, U.S..
13: Amphibious Transport Docks, U.S..
14: Antiaircraft Artillery.
15: Antiaircraft Missiles, Iraqi.
16: Antiradiation Missiles, U.S. and Coalition.
17: Antitank Weapons.
18: Antiwar Movements, Persian Gulf War.
19: Arab League.
20: Armored Warfare, Doctrine and Practice.
21: Arthur, Stanley (1935– ).
22: Artillery.
23: ARTIMON, Operation.
24: Assad, Hafez al- (1930–2000).
25: Australia.
26: Aziz, Tariq (1936– ).
27: Baath Party.
28: Bahrain.
29: Baker, James Addison, III (1930– ).
30: Baker-Aziz Meeting (January 9, 1991).
31: Bakr, Ahmad Hassan al- (1914–1982).
32: Bandar bin Sultan, Prince (1949– ).
33: Battleships, U.S..
34: Bazoft, Farzad (1958–1990).
35: Bell AH-1 Cobra and AH-1W SuperCobra Attack Helicopters.
36: Biological Weapons Program, Iraqi.
37: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Light Bomber.
38: BLU-82/B “Daisy Cutter” Bomb.
39: BMP-1 and BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
40: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
41: Boeing E-3 Sentry.
42: Bombs, Precision-Guided.
43: Bombs, Unguided.
44: Boomer, Walter (1938– ).
45: BTR-50 and BTR-60 Armored Personnel Carriers.
46: Būbiyān Island, Battle of (January 29–30, 1991).
47: Burqan, Battle of (February 25, 1991).
48: Busayyah, Battle of (February 26, 1991).
49: Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924– ).
50: Canada.
51: Casualties, Operation DESERT STORM.
52: Cease-Fire Agreement, First (March 3, 1991).
53: Cease-Fire Agreement, Second (April 6, 1991).
54: Challenger I Main Battle Tank.
55: Chemical Weapons and Warfare.
56: Cheney, Richard Bruce (1941– ).
57: Coalition Air Forces.
58: Coalition Ground Forces.
59: Coalition Nations.
60: Coalition Naval Forces.
61: Combined-Effects Munitions.
62: Cornum, Rhonda (1954– ).
63: Cruise Missiles, U.S..
64: Cruisers, U.S..
65: Czechoslovakia.
66: Dassault Mirage 2000.
67: Dassault Mirage F1EQ.
68: De la Billière, Sir Peter Edgar de la Cour (1934– ).
69: Dellums et al. v. Bush.
70: Denmark.
71: DESERT SHIELD, Operation (August 7, 1990–January 16, 1991).
72: DESERT STORM, Operation, Air Campaign (January 17, 1991–February 28, 1991).
73: DESERT STORM, Operation, Ground Campaign (February 24–28, 1991).
74: DESERT STORM, Operation, Naval Campaign (January 17–February 28, 1991).
75: DESERT STORM, Operation, Planning for.
76: Destroyers, Coalition.
77: Destroyers, U.S..
78: Destroyer Tenders, U.S..
79: Dhahran, Scud Missile Attack on (February 25, 1991).
80: Dock Landing Ships, U.S. and Coalition.
81: Downing, Wayne Allan (1940–2007).
82: Eberly, David William (1947– ).
83: Egypt.
84: Environmental Effects of the Persian Gulf War.
85: Europe and the Persian Gulf War.
86: Exocet Antiship Missile.
87: Fahd, King of Saudi Arabia (1922–2005).
88: Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II.
89: Fast Combat Support Ships.
90: Faylaka Island Raid.
91: France.
92: Franks, Frederick Melvin, Jr. (1936– ).
93: Friendly Fire.
94: Frigates, Coalition.
95: Frigates, U.S..
96: Fuchs M93 NBC Vehicle.
97: GBU-10 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb.
98: GBU-28 Bunker-Buster Bomb.
99: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
100: General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark.
101: Glaspie, April (1942– ).
102: Glosson, Buster C. (1942– ).
103: Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986.
104: Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich (1931– ).
105: GRANBY, Operation (August 9, 1990–March 1991).
106: Gray, Alfred M., Jr. (1928– ).
107: Greece.
108: Grumman A-6 Intruder, EA-6A Intruder, and EA-6B Prowler.
109: Grumman F-14 Tomcat.
110: Gulf Cooperation Council.
111: Gulf War Syndrome.
112: Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck.
113: Honduras.
114: Horner, Charles (1936– ).
115: Hospital Ships.
116: Howell, Wilson Nathaniel (1939– ).
117: Hughes AH-64A Apache Helicopter.
118: Human Shields.
119: Hungary.
120: Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, Saddam (1937–2006).
121: Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1935–1999).
122: IMMINENT THUNDER, Operation (November 15–21, 1990).
123: INSTANT THUNDER, Plan (August 1990).
124: International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
125: Iran.
126: Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988).
127: Iraq.
128: Iraqi Air Defense System.
129: Iraqi Air Force.
130: Iraqi Army.
131: Iraqi Claims on Kuwait.
132: Iraqi Navy.
133: Iraq Sanctions Act of 1990.
134: Israel.
135: Italy.
136: IVORY JUSTICE, Operation (July 24–August 1990).
137: Japan.
138: Jordan.
139: Khafji, Battle of (January 29–February 1, 1991).
140: Khalid ibn Sultan ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud, Prince (1949– ).
141: Korea, Republic of.
142: Kurds.
143: Kuwait.
144: Kuwait, Armed Forces.
145: Kuwait, Iraqi Invasion and Conquest of (August 2–4, 1990).
146: Kuwait, Iraqi Occupation of (August 2, 1990–February 27, 1991).
147: Kuwait, Liberation of (February 27, 1991).
148: Kuwait, Provisional Free Government of.
149: Kuwait-Iraq Diplomacy (July– August 1990).
150: Landing Craft Air Cushion Craft.
151: Land Remote-Sensing Satellite.
152: Lockheed C-5A/B Galaxy.
153: Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
154: Lockheed C-141 Starlifter.
155: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
156: Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady.
157: Logistics.
158: Luck, Gary Edward (1937– ).
159: M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.
160: M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle.
161: M60 Patton Main Battle Tank.
162: M61 Vulcan 20mm Auto Cannon.
163: M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer.
164: M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.
165: M117 General-Purpose Bomb.
166: M198 155mm Towed Howitzer.
167: M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket System.
168: M551 Sheridan Light Tank/Reconnaissance Vehicle.
169: M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
170: Mahmoud, Salah Aboud (c. 1950– ).
171: Majid al Tikriti, Ali Hassan al- (1941–2010).
172: Major, Sir John Roy (1943– ).
173: Maritime Interception Operations.
174: Marsh Arabs.
175: Mauz, Henry H., Jr. (1936– ).
176: McCaffrey, Barry Richard (1942– ).
177: McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.
178: McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel and RF-4C Phantom II.
179: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
180: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
181: Meals, Ready to Eat.
182: Media.
183: Medina Ridge, Battle of (February 27, 1991).
184: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed Fighter.
185: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 Fighter.
186: Mikoyan MiG-29 Fighter.
187: Military Sealift Command.
188: Mil Mi-24 Hind Helicopter.
189: MIM-104 Patriot.
190: Mines, Sea and Naval Mine Warfare.