National Strategy and the Army of the 1990s
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The 2nd of August 1990 will be long remembered for its impact on the Middle East and on the world. On that day, the army of Saddam Hussein invaded and overran Kuwait. This act of unprovoked aggression triggered a series of events that would ultimately result in the destruction of the Iraqi armys ability to project power beyond its borders. It would also usher in a new dawning of respect within the community of nations for the United Nations and for Americas commitment to resisting international lawlessness. In one of those rare coincidences in history, the 2nd of August is important for yet another reason. Even as Iraqi tanks were crushing Kuwaiti resistance, the President of the United States was on the other side of the globe announcing the elements of a new national military strategy--a strategy that would get its first test on the sands of the Arabian Peninsula and that has far-reaching implications for the United States Army. Today, as the United States celebrates the historic triumph of Desert Storm, it is essential for the Army and the other members of the US national security community to understand the essence of our new national military strategy and how it affects the Army of the future.
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