Summary of United Nations resolutions concerning Iraq and the Persian Gulf crisis
- Mesopotamia in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Zimansky, P.; Stone, E.C. // Archaeology;May92, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p24
Comments on the damage to some archaeological sites caused by the Gulf War. Bomb craters and bullet holes at Ur; Bomb damage to the great arch at Ctesiphon; The consequences of a breakdown in civil order; Agricultural irrigation schemes resulting from the economic embargo.
- This time the military got it right. Korb, L.J. // Brookings Review;Summer91, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p5
Opinion. Asserts that there is no doubt that the United States-led coalition achieved its military objectives rapidly and overwhelmingly in the Persian Gulf. Four reasons why the military was more successful than in other recent operations: unity existed at all levels of command; Gulf War was...
- The end of the Vietnam paradigm? Muravchik, J. // Commentary;May91, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p17
Examines both sides of the argument of allowing economic sanctions to work in the Persian Gulf against Saddam Hussein. Vietnam syndrome; Assertions that we were going to war for oil; Aversion to use of force; American security shaping our national debate.
- Iraq: The mystery of American policy. Kedourie, E. // Commentary;Jun91, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p15
Argues that the responsibility for the crisis that erupted with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990 lies heavily on the policies which various powers, namely Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United States and the USSR, chose to follow vis-a-vis Iraq. Khomeini's fundamentalist regime in Iran;...
- Magnificent, but was it war? Codevilla, A.M. // Commentary;Apr92, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p15
Ponders whether or not the Persian Gulf War was actually a war. What the United States achieved and didn't achieve; Position of Saddam Hussein before and after; Roots of the conflict; Avoiding US domestic debate by concentrating on the United Nations; Claims by both the US and Iraq that they...
- Bombs in the night. // Current Events;2/1/91, Vol. 90 Issue 17, p1
Describes the Jan. 16, 1991 allied bombardment of Iraq and Kuwait, the beginning of the Persian Gulf War. Air attack on Baghdad, Iraq; Allies' initial success; Fears that Israel would enter the conflict following Iraq's SCUD missile attacks on Tel Aviv; Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait; United...
- Waging war. // Current Events;2/15/91, Vol. 90 Issue 18, p1
Reports on allied successes in the Persian Gulf War. Allied air supremacy; High-tech war; Probability of a ground war; Battle for Kafji, Saudi Arabia; US General Norman Schwartzkopf; Republican Guards; Oil slick in the Persian Gulf; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as a dangerous enemy. INSET:...
- Fury in the sand. // Current Events;2/15/91, Vol. 90 Issue 18, p2a
Discusses United States and allied ground-war plans. Compares allied forces to those of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Weapons on both sides; Republican Guards; United States tank forces; Four stages of ground war; Allied air power.
- War in the desert. // Current Events;2/15/91, Vol. 90 Issue 18, p2b
Explains how a United States and allied assault against Iraqi defensive positions on the Saudi border may be carried out. Lists and describes various aircraft, tanks, etc. Air support; Specialized tanks; Mine Clearing Line Charge.