Accession Number:

ADA361975

Title:

United States Army in the Gulf War. Certain Victory,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

454.0

Abstract:

Certain Victory is a unique report of the Armys performance during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It was researched and written under my direction by a group of eight officers drawn from many different combat specialties and backgrounds. Most are veterans of the Gulf War. Our only instructions from the Army leadership as we did our research for this book were to uncover what soldiers term ground truth. As such, Certain Victory is the first depiction of the war built exclusively on combat interviews and reports from units returning from the theater. The frankness and candor, as well as the color, derived from these sources have been carefully preserved. In order to reach the widest possible audience, the study group went to extraordinary lengths to declassify intelligence and after-action reports as well as operations orders and overhead photography. We have also expunged as much of the Army jargon and acronyms from the book as possible. Many observations and insights are presented as part of personal stories or combat narratives. We hope this will help readers to better understand the issues and draw their own informed conclusions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE