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The Iraq wars and America's military revolution

Author: Keith L Shimko
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Many saw the United States' decisive victory in Desert Storm (1991) as not only vindication of American defense policy since Vietnam but also confirmation of a revolution in military affairs (RMA). Just as information-age technologies were revolutionizing civilian life, the Gulf War appeared to reflect similarly profound changes in warfare. A debate has raged ever since about a contemporary RMA and its implications  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith L Shimko
ISBN: 9780521128841 0521128846 9780521111515 052111151X
OCLC Number: 535491426
Description: xi, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Military revolutions and the Iraq wars --
2. From Vietnam to Iraq --
the rebirth of American military power and the origins of an RMA --
3. The first Iraq War, 1991 --
a revolution dawns? --
4. The Iraq interregnum, 1991-2000 --
5. Afghanistan and the second Iraq War, 2001-2003 --
a revolution confirmed? --
6. The third Iraq War, 2003-? --
a revolution denied? --
Conclusion: the future of America's military revolution.
Responsibility: Keith L. Shimko.
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'Did Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom herald a transformation in warfare? In a clearly written examination of these two wars, Shimko's answer is yes. His book advances the debate over the Read more...

 
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