The Principle of the Objective and Promoting National Interests: Desert Shield/Storm--A Case Study
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The successes and failures of American use of military force in the past have been significantly effected by the degree to which the political objectives embodied clarity, measurability and achievability. It is the purpose of this paper to Trace and analyze the formulation of Americas national objectives in response to Iraqs invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. To analyze how these objectives contributed to a successful conduct and termination of the Gulf crisis and To determine if, in the long run, these declared national objectives, in fact, best protect or further the US interests in the region. While it is important to learn from our mistakes of the past, it is as important to learn from those things that cause us to succeed. And so it is the success story of Desert ShieldStorm and the associated US objectives that provides a powerful lesson in conflict termination and the use of the military instrument.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics