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Shield and sword : the United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War

Author: Edward J Marolda; Robert John Schneller
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press ; Washington, D.C. : Naval Historical Center, 2001.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Marolda; Robert John Schneller
ISBN: 1557504857 9781557504852
OCLC Number: 45207834
Description: xxi, 517 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Passage to Desert Shield --
America and the Persian Gulf in the Early Years --
Creation and Evolution of Central Command --
Legacy of the Vietnam War --
Rebirth of the Fleet and the Maritime Strategy --
The Tanker War --
End of the Cold War --
The Iraq-Kuwait Crisis --
The Invasion of Kuwait --
Decision to Intervene --
Building the Shield --
Holding the Line --
Window of Vulnerability --
The Naval Command --
The Embargo --
Sealift --
Fleet and Shore-based Logistic Support --
Shield in Place --
The Gathering Storm --
Over to the Attack --
Naval Deployments to the Gulf --
Deployment of the VII Corps and the Phase II Buildup --
Preparations for War --
Continuing Operations --
Life in the War Zone --
Countdown to War --
Attack by Air and Sea --
The Desert Storm Plan and Composite Warfare Doctrine --
The Air Campaign: D-Day and D+1 --
Problems of the Air Campaign --
The Great Scud Hunt --
Deluge from Above --
Fleet Defense and the Allied Right Flank --
Storm in the Northern Gulf --
Saddam Strikes Back --
Bubiyan Turkey Shoot --
Preparing the Battlefield --
"First we're going to cut it off ..." --
Interdiction --
Kill Boxes --
Gauging the Effectiveness of Phase III Air Attacks --
The Strategic Air Campaign in February --
The Right Feint --
Ground Forces Move into Attack Positions --
Eleventh Hour Measures --
The Final Assault --
Preliminary Operations --
G-Day --
Closing on the Iraqi Army in Kuwait --
Rout of the Iraqi Army --
An Aerial and Armored Blitz Ends the War --
Temporary Cease-Fire --
After the Storm.
Responsibility: Edward J. Marolda and Robert J. Schneller, Jr.

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