Staff Officer's Journal From the Second Gulf War of 2001
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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The following excerpts from Colonel Jack Smiths war journal as the US Central Command USCENTCOM Policy and Strategy Division Chief during the most recent Arabian Gulf conflict are unique in many respects. First, as a veteran of USCENTCOMs War Plans Division during the First Gulf War of 1991, he provides several insights into how General Schwarzkopfs staff operated during the fog of that war. Secondly, his analysis of the Desert Storm campaign plans war termination objectives in relation to the strategy framework outlined by Sir Basil Liddell Hart and Colonel John Taylor clearly shows why we have ended up deploying huge numbers of troops to the Arabian Peninsula for the second time in ten years. Finally, his recommendations to insure military force is used to foster a lasting peace deserve consideration by the leaders who fashion our national policy.
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