Accession Number:

ADA517247

Title:

Elephants and Blindness: Fodder for the Air Warrior's/Scholar's Professional Reading on the Gulf War

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This article seeks to render a fuller description of the Gulf War by providing an overview of its historical background and then examining the deployment and combat phases of the war, the latter objective aided largely through a review of Shield and Sword The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, an important new book by Edward Marolda and Robert Schneller, Jr. As noted in earlier articles in my Fodder series, the authors draw their inspiration in large part from the work of one of Americas greatest military educators, the late Colonel Roger Nye of the U.S. Army, whose book The Challenge of Command every warriorscholar should know. At the end of each of that books chapters, Nye offers a list of 10 books on the subject, recommending two for openers and eight more for depth and mastery. I close with a sampler of 10 books on the Gulf War that may help readers with their own professional reading program. The article is divided into the following sections Ancient Times Modernity World War I Internal Combustion Engines and Oil World War II Palestine and Israel British Withdrawal Nixon Doctrine Fall of the Shah The Soviets, Afghanistan, and the Horn Iran-Iraq War Osirak Reactor Invasion of Kuwait The Gulf War -- Deployment and Combat and Outcomes and Implications.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE