Accession Number:

ADA339879

Title:

External Support for the Army in the Persian Gulf War.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This study provides a history of the Armys use of External Support assets host nation support and contractors during the Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. The study details the Armys extensive reliance on external support and concludes that the prosecution of the war would have been significantly different had the Army not been able to rely on external support both in the early days of Operation Desert Shield and in Operation Desert Storm. The study shows how important contractors were compared to host nation support.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE