Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History

Editor: Tucker, Spencer C.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069415-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 34
Book Status: Available
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This encyclopedia provides a rich historical account of the Persian Gulf War, examining the conflict from a holistic perspective that addresses the details of the military operations as well as the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the war.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Overview of the Persian Gulf War
  • A–Z Entries
  • A
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • Abrams Main Battle Tanks
  • AGM-65 Maverick Missile
  • AGM-88 High Speed Antiradiation Missile
  • AGM-114A Hellfire Missile
  • AH-1W SuperCobra Attack Helicopter
  • AH-64A Apache Helicopter
  • Ahmad al-Jabburi al-Tai, Hashim (1944–)
  • AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile
  • AIM-54 Phoenix Missile
  • Airborne Warning and Control System
  • Aircraft Carriers, Coalition
  • Aircraft Carriers, U.S.
  • AirLand Battle Doctrine
  • Amariyah Bunker or Shelter Bombing (February 13, 1991)
  • Amphibious Assault Ships, U.S.
  • Amphibious Command Ships, U.S.
  • Amphibious Transport Docks, U.S.
  • Antiaircraft Artillery
  • Antiaircraft Missiles, Iraqi
  • Antiradiation Missiles, U.S. and Coalition
  • Antitank Weapons
  • Antiwar Movements, Persian Gulf War
  • Apache Helicopter
  • Arab League
  • Armored Warfare, Doctrine and Practice
  • Arthur, Stanley (1935–)
  • Artillery
  • Artillery, Antiaircraft
  • artimon, Operation
  • Assad, Hafez al- (1930–2000)
  • Australia
  • AV-8B Harrier II
  • Aziz, Tariq (1936–)
  • Aziz-Baker Meeting
  • B
  • B-52 Stratofortress
  • Baath Party
  • Bahrain
  • Baker, James Addison, III (1930–)
  • Baker-Aziz Meeting (January 9, 1991)
  • Bakr, Ahmad Hassan al- (1914–1982)
  • Bandar bin Sultan, Prince (1949–)
  • Battleships, U.S.
  • Bazoft, Farzad (1958–1990)
  • Bell AH-1 Cobra and AH-1W SuperCobra Attack Helicopters
  • Billière, Sir Peter Edgar de la Cour de la
  • Biological Weapons Program, Iraqi
  • Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Light Bomber
  • BLU-82/B “Daisy Cutter” Bomb
  • Blue-on-Blue Incidents
  • BMP-1 and BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
  • Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
  • Boeing E-3 Sentry
  • Bombs, Precision-Guided
  • Bombs, Unguided
  • Boomer, Walter (1938–)
  • Bradley Infantry Fighting and Cavalry Fighting Vehicles
  • Britain
  • British Army
  • BTR-50 and BTR-60 Armored Personnel Carriers
  • Būbiyān Island, Battle of (January 29–30, 1991)
  • Burqan, Battle of (February 25, 1991)
  • Busayyah, Battle of (February 26, 1991)
  • Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924–)
  • C
  • C-5A/B Galaxy
  • C-130 Hercules
  • C-141 Starlifter
  • Canada
  • Casualties, Operation desert storm
  • Cease-Fire Agreement, First (March 3, 1991)
  • Cease-Fire Agreement, Second (April 6, 1991)
  • Challenger I Main Battle Tank
  • Chemical Ali
  • Chemical Weapons and Warfare
  • Cheney, Richard Bruce (1941–)
  • Cluster Bombs
  • Coalition Air Forces
  • Coalition Ground Forces
  • Coalition Nations
  • Coalition Naval Forces
  • Combined-Effects Munitions
  • Cornum, Rhonda (1954–)
  • Cruise Missiles, U.S.
  • Cruisers, U.S.
  • Czechoslovakia
  • D
  • daguet, Operation
  • “Daisy Cutter” Bomb
  • Dassault Mirage 2000
  • Dassault Mirage F1EQ
  • de la Billière, Sir Peter Edgar de la Cour (1934–)
  • Dellums et al. v. Bush
  • Denmark
  • Department of Defense Reform Act of 1986
  • desert shield, Operation (August 7, 1990–January 16, 1991)
  • desert storm, Operation, Air Campaign (January 17, 1991–February 28, 1991)
  • desert storm, Operation, Ground Campaign (February 24–28, 1991)
  • desert storm, Operation, Naval Campaign (January 17–February 28, 1991)
  • desert storm, Operation, Planning for
  • Destroyers, Coalition
  • Destroyers, U.S.
  • Destroyer Tenders, U.S.
  • Dhahran, Scud Missile Attack on (February 25, 1991)
  • Dock Landing Ships, U.S. and Coalition
  • Downing, Wayne Allan (1940–2007)
  • Dumb Bombs
  • E
  • E-3 Sentry
  • EA-6A Intruder and EA-6B Prowler
  • Eberly, David William (1947–)
  • Egypt
  • Environmental Effects of the Persian Gulf War
  • Europe and the Persian Gulf War
  • Exocet Antiship Missile
  • F
  • F-4G Wild Weasel
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-15 Eagle
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-111 Aardvark
  • F-117 Nighthawk
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • Fahd, King of Saudi Arabia (1922–2005)
  • Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • Fast Combat Support Ships
  • Faylaka Island Raid
  • Field Army Ballistic Missile Defense System
  • Flogger Fighter
  • Fox M93 NBC Vehicle
  • France
  • Franks, Frederick Melvin, Jr. (1936–)
  • Friendly Fire
  • Frigates, Coalition
  • Frigates, U.S.
  • Fuchs M93 NBC Vehicle
  • Fulcrum Fighter
  • G
  • GBU-10 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb
  • GBU-28 Bunker-Buster Bomb
  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
  • Glaspie, April (1942–)
  • Global Positioning System
  • Glosson, Buster C. (1942–)
  • Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich (1931–)
  • granby, Operation (August 9, 1990–March 1991)
  • Gray, Alfred M., Jr. (1928–)
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Grumman A-6 Intruder, EA-6A Intruder, and EA-6B Prowler
  • Grumman F-14 Tomcat
  • Gulf Act of 1991
  • Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Gulf War Syndrome
  • H
  • Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck
  • High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
  • Honduras
  • Horner, Charles (1936–)
  • Hospital Ships
  • Howell, Wilson Nathaniel (1939–)
  • Hughes AH-64A Apache Helicopter
  • Human Shields
  • Hungary
  • Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, Saddam (1937–2006)
  • Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1935–1999)
  • I
  • imminent thunder, Operation (November 15–21, 1990)
  • instant thunder, Plan (August 1990)
  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act
  • Iran
  • Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988)
  • Iraq
  • Iraqi Air Defense System
  • Iraqi Air Force
  • Iraqi Army
  • Iraqi Claims on Kuwait
  • Iraqi Navy
  • Iraq-Kuwait Diplomacy
  • Iraq Sanctions Act of 1990
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • ivory justice, Operation (July 24–August 1990)
  • J
  • Jaguar Aircraft
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • K
  • KA-6D Tanker
  • Kari Air Defense System
  • Khafji, Battle of (January 29–February 1, 1991)
  • Khalid ibn Sultan ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud, Prince (1949–)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kurds
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait, Armed Forces
  • Kuwait, Iraqi Claims on
  • Kuwait, Iraqi Invasion and Conquest of (August 2–4, 1990)
  • Kuwait, Iraqi Occupation of (August 2, 1990–February 27, 1991)
  • Kuwait, Liberation of (February 27, 1991)
  • Kuwait, Provisional Free Government of
  • Kuwait-Iraq Diplomacy (July– August 1990)
  • L
  • Landing Craft Air Cushion Craft
  • Land Remote-Sensing Satellite
  • LCC Amphibious Command Ships, U.S.
  • League of Arab States
  • LHA Amphibious Assault Ships, U.S.
  • Lockheed C-5A/B Galaxy
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
  • Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
  • Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady
  • Logistics
  • Coalition
  • Iraq
  • LPD Amphibious Transport Docks, U.S.
  • LPH Amphibious Assault Ships, U.S.
  • Luck, Gary Edward (1937–)
  • M
  • M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks
  • M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
  • M60 Patton Main Battle Tank
  • M61 Vulcan 20mm Auto Cannon
  • M93 NBC Vehicle
  • M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
  • M117 General-Purpose Bomb
  • M198 155mm Towed Howitzer
  • M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket System
  • M551 Sheridan Light Tank/Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
  • Mahmoud, Salah Aboud (c. 1950–)
  • Majid al Tikriti, Ali Hassan al- (1941–2010)
  • Major, Sir John Roy (1943–)
  • Maritime Interception Operations
  • Marsh Arabs
  • Marshes
  • Mauz, Henry H., Jr. (1936–)
  • McCaffrey, Barry Richard (1942–)
  • McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
  • McDonnell Douglas/Boeing AH-64A Apache Helicopter
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel and RF-4C Phantom II
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
  • McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • Meals, Ready to Eat
  • Media
  • Medina Ridge, Battle of (February 27, 1991)
  • Mi-24 Hind Helicopter
  • MiG-21 Fishbed Fighter
  • MiG-23 Fighter
  • MiG-29 Fighter
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed Fighter
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 Fighter
  • Mikoyan MiG-29 Fighter
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Mil Mi-24 Hind Helicopter
  • MIM-104 Patriot
  • Minehunters
  • Mines, Sea and Naval Mine Warfare
  • Mines and Mine Warfare, Land
  • Minesweepers and Minehunters
  • Mirage 2000
  • Mirage F1EQ
  • Missiles, Antiaircraft, Iraqi
  • Missiles, Antiradiation, U.S. and Coalition
  • Missiles, Iraqi
  • Mitterrand, François (1916–1996)
  • Mk 80 General-Purpose Bomb Series
  • Mk 117 Bomb
  • “Mother of All Battles”
  • Mubarak, Muhammad Hosni Said (1928–)
  • Mutla Ridge
  • N
  • Napalm
  • National Media Pool
  • Naval Interdiction Campaign
  • Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System
  • New Zealand
  • Night-Vision Imaging Systems
  • Norfolk, Battle of (February 26–27, 1991)
  • Norway
  • O
  • Oil Well Fires
  • Oman
  • Özal, Turgut (1927–1993)
  • P
  • Pagonis, William Gus (1942–)
  • Panavia Tornado Fighter and Light Bomber
  • Patton Main Battle Tank
  • Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb
  • Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier (1920–)
  • Persian Gulf
  • Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991
  • Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry
  • Phalanx Close-In Weapon System
  • Phase Line Bullet, Battle of (February 26, 1991)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Powell, Colin Luther (1937–)
  • Prepositioning Program, Military Sealift Command
  • Primakov, Yevgeni Maksimovich (1929–)
  • Provisional Free Government of Kuwait
  • Q
  • Qasim, Abd al-Karim (1914–1963)
  • Qatar
  • R
  • Reconnaissance Satellites
  • Repair Ships, U.S.
  • Republican Guard
  • Revolutionary Command Council
  • RF-4C Phantom II
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • Rumaila Oil Field
  • S
  • Sabah, Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir al- (1926–2006)
  • Sabkhas
  • Saddam Line
  • Samitah Incident (December 1972–April 1973)
  • San Remo Conference (April 19–26, 1920)
  • Satellites, Use of by Coalition Forces
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sazonov-Paléologue Agreement
  • scathe mean, Operation (January 17, 1991)
  • Schwarzkopf, H. Norman, Jr. (1934–2012)
  • scorpion, Operation
  • Scowcroft, Brent (1925–)
  • Scud Short-Range Ballistic Missile System
  • Sealift Ships
  • SEAL Teams
  • SEPECAT Jaguar Aircraft
  • 73 Easting, Battle of (February 26, 1991)
  • Sèvres, Treaty of
  • Shamir, Yitzhak (1915–2012)
  • Shatt al-Arab Waterway
  • Sheridan Light Tank/Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missile
  • Singapore
  • Smart Bombs
  • South Korea
  • Soviet Union
  • Spain
  • Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile
  • Special Air Service, British
  • Special Boat Service, British
  • SS-1 Scud Short-Range Ballistic Missile System
  • Strategic Support and Supply Ships
  • Su-17/Su-20/Su-22 Fitter
  • Submarines
  • Sukhoi Su-17/Su-20/Su-22 Fitter
  • Support and Supply Ships, Strategic
  • Surface-to-Air Missiles
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement
  • Syria
  • T
  • T-54 Main Battle Tank
  • T-55 Main Battle Tank
  • T-62 Main Battle Tank
  • T-72 Main Battle Tank
  • Tactical Air-Launched Decoys
  • Taji Bunkers, Attacks on (January 17–February 27, 1991)
  • Tank Landing Ships, U.S.
  • task force normandy, Operation (January 17, 1991)
  • Task Group 323.2
  • tiger, Operation (December 1990)
  • Tornado Fighter and Light Bomber
  • Turkey
  • Tuwaitha Nuclear Facility
  • U
  • U-2 Dragon Lady
  • Unarmored Vehicles
  • Underway Replenishment Ships
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom, Air Force
  • United Kingdom, Army
  • United Kingdom, Navy
  • United Nations Charter, Articles 41 and 42
  • United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Commission
  • United Nations Sanctions on Iraq
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 660
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 661
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 678
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 687
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Army Reserve
  • United States Central Command
  • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Congress
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve
  • United States Middle East Policy
  • United States National Guard
  • United States Naval Reserve
  • United States Navy
  • United States Navy SEAL Teams
  • United States Special Forces
  • United States Transportation Command
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • V
  • Vehicles, Unarmored
  • Veterans’ Benefits Improvements Act of 1994
  • Veterans Health Care Act of 1992
  • Vietnam War Syndrome
  • Vulcan 20mm Auto Cannon
  • W
  • Wadi al-Batin, Battle of (February 26, 1991)
  • Waller, Calvin Augustine Hoffman (1936–1996)
  • Warden, John Ashley, III (1943–)
  • War Powers Act
  • Warthog
  • Women in the U.S. Military, Role in the Persian Gulf War
  • Y
  • Yeosock, John J. (1937–2012)
  • Yuhanna, Michael
  • Documents
  • 1. President George H. W. Bush, Announcement of the Deployment of U.S. Armed Forces to Saudi Arabia for Operation desert shield, August 8, 1990 [Excerpt]
  • 2. United Nations Resolutions on the Persian Gulf Crisis, Nos. 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, 677, 678, August–November 1990
  • 3. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, “The Mother of All Battles” Speech, January 20, 1991
  • 4. President George H. W. Bush, Address to the Nation on the Suspension of Allied Offensive Combat Operations in the Persian Gulf, February 27, 1991
  • 5. Iraqi Letters of Capitulation to the United Nations, February 27, 1991
  • 6. Cease-Fire Order to Iraqi Troops, February 28, 1991
  • 7. Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, Letter to the United Nations Secretary-General and Security Council President, March 3, 1991
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Contributor List
  • Categorical Index