Accession Number : ADA255903


Title :   Burden Sharing in the Persian Gulf: Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Terasawa, Katsuaki L ; Gates, William R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255903.pdf


Report Date : 31 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The United States was the dominant member of the coalition formed to counter Iraq's annexation of Kuwait. This led to U.S. concerns that countries benefiting from the coalition were contributing less than their fair share. This paper compares contributions and benefits for the major coalition participants in Operation Desert Storm. The benefits include national sovereignty and oil supply security. The contributions include defense resources and financial and in-kind payments to the U.S. and other countries. The analysis concludes that national sovereignty was the more significant of the two benefits and that the oil supply security benefit may be larger for the U. S. than for countries completely dependent on imported oil (i.e., Japan and Germany). Thus, the Gulf countries may have under contributed to the coalition. Japan and Germany may have over contributed, relative to these benefits, though they may have received other benefits not measured here.


Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LOGISTICS , KUWAIT , SECURITY , GERMANY , SUPPLIES , DESERTS , BENEFITS , OILS , RESOURCES , OPERATION , JAPAN , SHARING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE