The Eagle in the Desert: Looking Back on U. S. Involvement in the Persian Gulf War (164) (Paperback)
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This book is a reexamination of the Persian Gulf War by a number of academic and military historians to determine what we did right, what we did wrong, and how our performance could have been improved. This study addresses the questions: Why did the war happen? Was the Gulf War a vindication of Vietnam? Did the American military really learn anything from the war in Vietnam? Did they really adapt? What did the Allies actually win in the Gulf War, if anything? Finally, have we learned anything from the Gulf War? Some authors conclude that in retrospect many analysts have become convinced that despite its military successes the United States garnered little of worth from the Gulf War. Others believe a great deal was achieved, and some have withheld final judgement.
About the Author
WILLIAM HEAD is Deputy Center Historian for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, GA. His most recent publication is Looking Back on the Vietnam War (Greenwood, 1993) coedited with Lawrence E. Grinter. He won the Air Force 1994 Special Achievement Award as the Most Outstanding Air Force Historian. EARL H. TILFORD, JR., is Director of Studies and Research at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Among his many publications is his work Crosswinds: The Air Force's Set Up In Vietnam.