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Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

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The focus of Certain Victory is the operational and tactical level of war. The political and diplomatic decision making that resulted in the Armys deployment to Southwest Asia is mentioned incidentally and only to the degree that it sets the stage for the war-fighting aspects of the conflict. Certain Victorys treatment of other Services and other nations contributions to the defeat of Saddam Hussein intentionally focuses on those Services and countries that most directly and immediately impacted on the Armys mission. Regretably, time and space did not permit us to include all units and key personalities. For example, Colonel John Sylvesters 1st Brigade of the 2d Armored Division, the Tiger Brigade, receives very little coverage for its outstanding exploits, although its place in history is no less important than the other units we have covered. I hope to see the joint warfare aspects of Desert Storm taken up more thoroughly in another work.


Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]