Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

Hardcover | November 7, 2012

EditorJeffrey Engel

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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 SaudiArabia, 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, 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; Ambassador Ryan Crocker; Middle East specialist Shibley Telhami; and RichardHaass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Engel and his contributors examine the war's origins, the war itself, and its long-term impact on international relations. All told, Into the Desert offers an astute reassessment of one of the most momentous events in the last quartercentury.

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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 SaudiArabia, an important contributing cause of the ...

Jeffrey A. Engel is the Kruse '52 Founders Professor at Texas A and M University and the editor of The Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ryan Crocker: Foreword1. Jeffrey Engel: Introduction2. Richard Haass,: Much has Happened: America and the Gulf War(s)3. Shibley Telhami,: Revisiting the Role of Arab Public Opinion in Desert Storm4. Sir Lawrence Freedman: The Unique War5. Michael R. Gordon: Of Doctrines, Dominos, 'Necessity', and 'Choice'