The Persian Gulf war and the draft

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Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress , [Washington, D.C.]
Draft -- United States, Persian Gulf War, 1991, United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment
StatementRobert L. Goldich
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 2, fr. 0791
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination9 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15458325M

There is the First Persian Gulf War ofoften called the Iran-Iraq War. There is the Second Persian Gulf War ofoften called the Persian Gulf War. Panelists discussed issues relating to the war in the Persian Gulf from both pro-war and pro-peace perspectives, including the historical context of the conflict, new American interventionist.

Though the Persian Gulf War was initially considered an unqualified success for the international coalition, simmering conflict in the troubled region. The Gulf War, At the end of the Iran-Iraq War of –, Iraq emerged with its state intact and a reinforced sense of national pride, but laden with massive debts.

Iraq had largely financed the war effort through loans, and owed some $37 billion to Gulf creditors in Desert Storm Air War: The Aerial Campaign against Saddam's Iraq in the Gulf War - Kindle edition by Corrigan, Jim.

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12 Army Focus, p. 22; Washington Post, 12 and 13 Sep 91; 1 st Infantry Division (Mech.), Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM Command Rpt, 19 p. 4; VII Corps Commander's Sitrep (Combat) 38, 24 Feb Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, (–91), international conflict that was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region.

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A fire broke out on board Sri Lankan registered merchant ship Mercs Horana in the central Persian Gulf on 29 March Shasta steamed 20 miles from the area but came about, and one of her Sea Knight s provided two triwalls of fire-fighting equipment to frigate Francis Hammond (FF), which -- along with British frigate Brilliant (F   December 6, Octo Annie Benefiel Archives, Manuscripts Civil War, Persian Gulf War, Photographs, Regional Historical Collections, Veterans, Vietnam War, World War I, World War II Personal and Public Perspectives of American Wartime.

The Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس ‎, romanized: Xalij-e Fârs, lit. 'Gulf of Fars') is a mediterranean sea in Western body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest.

The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest on: Western Asia. Gulf War and Health: Volume 5: Infectious This report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee.

Thousands of US veterans of the Persian Gulf War have reported an array of. A new book by Courage to Resist organizer David Solnit and Gulf War objector and community organizer Aimee Allison from Seven Stories Press (July ), paperback, pages.

Available now from Courage to Resist for a $20 donation — that is $5 more than the cover price, but without any additional charges like shipping and handling.

Hussein defied the Security Council, and early on the morning of Janu the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm.

The U.S. was Author: Brynn Holland. During the Persian Gulf War, the U.S. VII Corps assembled in full strength and launched an armoured attack into Iraq early Sunday, 24 February, just to the west of Kuwait, taking Iraqi forces by surprise. Prior to the ground offensive, the Iraqi Republican Guard had been attacked relentlessly by US warplanes but managed to shoot down and damage Branch: Iraqi military.

Gary Sick, “The United States and the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment,” in Lesch and Haas book, pp. Gause book, “The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War,” pp. Hahn book, pp. ; July 1: The Reagan administration and. As a former elisted soldier in the days of the military draft I can sympathize with Turnipseed's description of the abject loneliness one feels when joining a new unit.

When separated from his buddies in the resreve unit he went to the Gulf with, the author ends up spending most of the war with a predominately Black platoon of truck drivers/5(29). The – war in the Persian Gulf was one of the most thoroughly reported and commented-on military actions in U.S.

history. It etched a series of vivid media images in the public mind: tracer fire over Baghdad on the first night of the war; laser-guided bombs entering air shafts to destroy buildings with pinpoint accuracy; the "highway of death" where allied forces attacked Iraqi ground Cited by:   War in the Persian Gulf: Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, August March PDF version of a book by the U.S.

Army Center of Military History. This page was last reviewed on. Iraq: A Reading List. This list includes books about Iraq, the war and recent events in the Persian Gulf. The books are linked to their original New York Times reviews.

The books are arranged in order of date, beginning with the most recent. Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles () By ANTHONY SWOFFORD. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.

Gulf War and Health: approximatelyUS troops were deployed to the Persian Gulf in and Although the duration of combat was short and casualties few, upon their return many of the Gulf War veterans began. The Burke Chair at CSIS is issuing a working draft of a new net assessment of the security situation in the Persian/Arab Gulf.

This net assessment is a book length analysis entitled Iran and the Changing Military Balance in the Gulf - Net Assessment Indicators. It is available on the CSIS website here. The assessment covers the policies and security forces of Iran, the Arab Gulf states, and.

The Iran-Iraq war () was one of a series of crises during an era of upheaval in the Middle East: revolution in Iran, occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by militant students, invasion of the Great Mosque in Mecca by anti-royalist Islamicists, the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan, and internecine fighting among Syrians, Israelis, and Palestinians in Lebanon.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American-led forces that crushed Iraq in the Persian Gulf war and became the nation’s most acclaimed military hero since the.

The Persian Gulf War changed the face of combat. It brought women’s military roles into the spotlight, in large part via the mass media, and showed that many women performed combat roles similar to those of men during the conflict.

The war was thus an impetus for changes in laws that had prevented women from serving in combat assignments. In past centuries, because it was not culturally. This briefing book includes a Timeline and a collection of Quotes to provide additional historical background and to convey a sense of the tone of the rancorous discourse that led up to the Iraq war.


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When the Persian Gulf War ended in the U.N. imposed sanctions on Iraq in order to prevent it from maintaining or reviving its. The Gulf War began when Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, Immediately condemned by the international community, Iraq was sanctioned by the United Nations and given an ultimatum to withdraw by Janu As the fall passed, a multi-national force assembled in Saudi Arabia to defend that nation and to prepare for the liberation of Kuwait.

From the time the Persian Gulf War ended in to now, veterans have reported a number of physical and mental health problems.

Studies examining the mental health of Persian Gulf War veterans are mixed, with some findings indicating that the rates of PTSD stemming from the Gulf war were lower than other wars, ranging from 8–16%.

America's Economic Way of War: War and the U.S. Economy from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War. ByHughRockoff. New York: Cambridge University Press, xii + pp. Tables Author: Taylor Jaworski. Hugh Rockoff, America?s Economic Way of War: War and the U.S.

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Economy from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War. New York: Cambridge University Press, xii + pp. $27 (paperback), ISBN: Reviewed for by Robert Whaples, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. Gulf War Collection. The war with Iraq was one of the biggest media events in history, if not the biggest.

As a result, it generated more jokes in a shorter time span than any other event I can recall. Many of the jokes were just recycled jokes from other wars; however a large number were original and germane to this particular war.the Persian Gulf War.

Since then, many Veterans of that conflict have endured adverse health consequences from the war. The Persian Gulf War is legally defined in 38 U.S.C. § (33) as beginning on August 2,and ending on the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law.

Although the term "Gulf War.The book was written inand while the book focuses onthere are a lot of factors that can make anyone who lived through the Cold War feel grateful this book did not become reality.

Even inthere are still embers in the world (mainly the Middle East and portions of Africa) that could revive the prospects of a world ablaze for a /5.