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Into the Desert

Reflections on the Gulf War
(Book - 2013)
Into the Desert
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Oxford University Press
In the decade following the first Gulf War, most observers regarded it as an exemplary effort by the international community to lawfully and forcefully hold a regional aggressor in check. Interpretations have changed with the times. The Gulf War led to the stationing of US troops in Saudi Arabia, an important contributing cause of the 9/11 attacks. The war also led to a long obsession with Saddam Hussein that culminated in a second, far longer, American-led war with Iraq.

In Into the Desert, historian Jeffrey Engel has gathered an all-star cast of contributors to reevaluate the first Gulf War: Michael Gordon of the New York Times; Sir Lawrence Freedman, former foreign policy advisor to Tony Blair; American Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan Crocker; Middle East specialist Shibley Telhami; and Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Engel and his contributors examine the war's origins, the war itself, its impact within the Arab world, and its long-term impact on military affairs and international relations. All told, Into the Desert offers an astute reassessment of one of the most momentous events in the last quarter century.

Statement of Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey A. Engel
Title: Into the desert
reflections on the Gulf War
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
Characteristics: xx, 206 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Forward / Ryan C. Crocker
The Gulf War at the end of the Cold War, and beyond / Jeffrey A. Engel
The Gulf War : its place in history / Richard N. Haass
The international politics of the Gulf War / Lawrence Freedman
[Title forthcoming] / Michael Gordon
The Arab dimension of Saddam Hussein's calculations : what we have learned from Iraqi records / Shibley Telhami
Subject Headings: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Topical Term: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Additional Contributors: Engel, Jeffrey A.
LCCN: 2012010283
ISBN: 0199796289
Branch Call Number: 956.7044 I
Research Call Number: JFD 13-356
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