Accession Number:

AD1022990

Title:

Exploiting the Breach: The Ability of Contingency Response to Operate in an Area Denial Environment Cross Domain Operational Strategist Elective

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

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Report Date:

2013-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In 1991, the United States achieved the most lopsided victory over a near-peer competitor in modern military history. Facing not only the fifth largest military in the world at the time but also one that had been recently battle-tested in an eight-year war with Iran, the US 3rd Army completed Schwarzkopfs famed left-hook in five days, completely capturing Saddam Husseins forces off guard and hastening the ending to Operation Desert Storm. It was a stunning victory for the United States in its first post-Cold War test of strength.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE