Operational Aspects of Desert Shield and Desert Storm
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The author served as battalion commander of the 533d Military Intelligence Battalion, 3d Armored Division from June 1989 through July 1991. He concisely reviews doctrine, training, leadership and a variety 1991. of other experiences that affected his command, and its role in the Gulf War. Sometimes brutally forthright, he shares his views and opinions concerning his own shortcomings, the welfare Army, inadequate equipment, stress, women in war and a few anecdotal examples of each. There is considerable mention of the 3d Armored Division Commander , Major General Paul Funk, who is a soldiers soldier. The writer points out with a number of examples of General Funks execution of training which the author believes Was the key to success in battle. The author clearly takes responsibility for the content of the Paper recognizing his opinions are not popular nor representative of the intelligence community or Army leadership.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics