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Incorporating the latest scholarship, William Thomas Allison provides a concise overview of the origins, course, and outcomes of the first Gulf War, as well as the major issues and debates. Allison also examines the relevance of this war to other 20th-century conflicts and the ongoing situation in the region.

©2012 William Thomas Allison (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Extremely well researched

Having served in both Desert Storm and OIF III I found this book very comprehensive. I was extremely pleased to hear about the extensive build up to tensions in the Middle East and equally happy that the book explored the climate after Desert Storm and well into OIF. What I would have liked to hear more about would have been the personal feelings of the Soldiers and Marines on the ground, how they believed they were going up against a battle hardened army while the vast majority of us had never seen combat. We were collectively shittin' our DCUs. I also would have liked to explore President Obama's decision to pull out of Iraq in 2011 and it's repercussions in the region. Otherwise the book was very complete.

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Consice and Insightful

I learned more than I expected! Dr. Allison provided thoughtful context and analysis that helped me understand the war and its strategic environment. I will keep this and reference it in the future.