Accession Number:

ADA434080

Title:

Desert Shield and Desert Storm, An Aviation Logistics History: 1990-1991

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

284.0

Abstract:

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August the 2nd, 1990, and the resultant decision by the President to deploy land, air, and naval forces to protect Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates led, since August the 8th, 1990, to a steady, measured commitment of soldiers, sailors, airmen and supporting equipment to Southwest Asia. That commitment, which began approaching its apparent apex by early November, suddenly broadened on the 8th of that month when the President expanded the original defensive objective to entail the liberation of Kuwait. His policy addendum called for doubling the 200,000 men in Southwest Asia to about 400,000, and he gave Iraq a January the 15th, 1991 deadline to quit Kuwait or face massive military force. Overall American policy in this matter could, therefore, be considered roughly three-phased one, the original defensive deployment of 200,000 strong, August 8-November 8, 1990 two, the reinforcement to attack strength of about 400,000, November 8, 1990, to January 15, 1991 and three, January 16, 1991, to February 27, 1991- war.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE