Accession Number : ADA264430


Title :   Desert Storm. The War The Coalition Almost Lost


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Sterling, Jr, Robert R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264430.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : This paper examines problems of war termination faced by the coalition members during the Persian Gulf War. By analyzing the differences in motivation between the U.S. and the Arab members joining the coalition during the Persian Gulf War, and by examining the different expectation of war termination, it is evident that a clear consensus between the major coalition forces was not present. The paper will discuss the theory of war termination, the war termination goals of the coalition members in the Persian Gulf War, and how the execution of the war with a U.S. view of war termination threatened the coalition. Finally, the importance of clear understanding and accord between members of coalition forces is defined, with conclusion and recommendation that the U.S. take a less self-centered approach to war termination when fighting within a coalition.... Coalition, Limited War, Execution.


Descriptors :   *PERSIAN GULF , *TACTICAL WARFARE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , LAND WARFARE , JOINING , MOTIVATION , THEORY , ARABS


Subject Categories : Geography
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE