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Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power, Michael Andrew Knights

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Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power
Title
Cradle of conflict
Title remainder
Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power
Statement of responsibility
Michael Andrew Knights
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knights, Michael
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.K62 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • Insurgency
Label
Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power, Michael Andrew Knights
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-441) and index
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The challenge -- Raising the shield -- Iraqi "saber-rattling" -- Building the forces: Operation Desert Shield -- Intelligence preparation of the battlefield -- Knowing the enemy -- Defense-in-depth: Iraqi land-warfare capabilities -- "Kari": Iraq's integrated air-defense system -- Iraq's long-range strike capabilities -- Cold warriors in the desert -- Forging the sword -- Initial planning -- Role of air power in offensive planning -- Audacious plan -- Desert Storm: Strategic attack -- Iraqi withholding of strategic air-defense efforts -- Empty battlefield: Scud-hunting in 1991 -- Costs and benefits of broader strategic targeting -- On balance: the strategic air campaign -- Desert Saber: Air-land battle -- The cluttered battlefield -- "Plinking" tanks and other targets in the KTO -- Bomb-damage assessment in Desert Storm -- Assessing and controlling the preparation of the battlefield -- Ground war begins -- Failure to trap the Republican Guard -- Postwar characterization of Desert Storm -- The war between the wars -- After the storm: U.S. responses to ongoing Iraqi resistance -- Failure of the 1991 uprisings against Saddam -- Postwar resistance to the cease-fire terms -- Creation of a southern no-fly zone -- Building to crisis -- January 1993 strikes on Iraq -- "Tomahawk diplomacy" -- June 1993 cruise-missile strike -- "Basra breakout" - Iraq's October 1994 feint toward Kuwait -- Struggle to maintain containment -- Saddam's invasion of Kurdistan -- Operation Desert Strike -- Fallout from the era of "Tomahawk Diplomacy" -- "Cheat and retreat": Iraq's resistance to U.N. inspections -- Protecting the U-2 flights over Iraq -- Development of enlarged coercive options -- "Cheat-and-Retreat" crises -- Disarming Iraq -- Striking the concealment mechanism -- Bulking out the target sets -- On regime change -- Last "Cheat-and-Retreat" episode -- Operation Desert Fox -- Reflections on Desert Fox -- Prelude to war: The no-fly zones after Desert Fox -- Centralized execution in Operation Southern Watch -- Decentralized rollback in Operation Northern Watch -- Putting the brakes on Northern Watch -- Devolution and evolution of Iraqi air defenses by 2001 -- February 2001 strike -- Trying to back off in Operation Southern Watch -- Ending resistance -- Transitioning to war -- Planning operation Iraqi Freedom -- Operation Southern Focus and the slide to war -- Failure of "Cheat and Retreat" in 2003 -- Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Ground before air - Reordering Operation Iraqi Freedom -- "Shock and Awe?" - Neutering the strategic air campaign -- The March on Baghdad -- Lunge northward -- Running into quicksand -- Failed deep strike against the Medina division -- "Smackdown": Bombing through the sandstorm -- Entering the cities -- Shaping the coming battle for Baghdad -- End of Saddam Hussein's regime -- Ending resistance -- The challenge project -- Broader insurgency -- Defensive and offensive coalition responses -- Calibrating force -- "No-go" zones and Iraq's season of battles -- Securing the elections -- Epilog: America's fifteen-year war in Iraq -- Analyzing Iraqi resistance -- Exposure of U.S. military weaknesses -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
61151539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 462 p.
Isbn
9781591144441
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005021002
Other physical details
maps
Label
Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power, Michael Andrew Knights
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-441) and index
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The challenge -- Raising the shield -- Iraqi "saber-rattling" -- Building the forces: Operation Desert Shield -- Intelligence preparation of the battlefield -- Knowing the enemy -- Defense-in-depth: Iraqi land-warfare capabilities -- "Kari": Iraq's integrated air-defense system -- Iraq's long-range strike capabilities -- Cold warriors in the desert -- Forging the sword -- Initial planning -- Role of air power in offensive planning -- Audacious plan -- Desert Storm: Strategic attack -- Iraqi withholding of strategic air-defense efforts -- Empty battlefield: Scud-hunting in 1991 -- Costs and benefits of broader strategic targeting -- On balance: the strategic air campaign -- Desert Saber: Air-land battle -- The cluttered battlefield -- "Plinking" tanks and other targets in the KTO -- Bomb-damage assessment in Desert Storm -- Assessing and controlling the preparation of the battlefield -- Ground war begins -- Failure to trap the Republican Guard -- Postwar characterization of Desert Storm -- The war between the wars -- After the storm: U.S. responses to ongoing Iraqi resistance -- Failure of the 1991 uprisings against Saddam -- Postwar resistance to the cease-fire terms -- Creation of a southern no-fly zone -- Building to crisis -- January 1993 strikes on Iraq -- "Tomahawk diplomacy" -- June 1993 cruise-missile strike -- "Basra breakout" - Iraq's October 1994 feint toward Kuwait -- Struggle to maintain containment -- Saddam's invasion of Kurdistan -- Operation Desert Strike -- Fallout from the era of "Tomahawk Diplomacy" -- "Cheat and retreat": Iraq's resistance to U.N. inspections -- Protecting the U-2 flights over Iraq -- Development of enlarged coercive options -- "Cheat-and-Retreat" crises -- Disarming Iraq -- Striking the concealment mechanism -- Bulking out the target sets -- On regime change -- Last "Cheat-and-Retreat" episode -- Operation Desert Fox -- Reflections on Desert Fox -- Prelude to war: The no-fly zones after Desert Fox -- Centralized execution in Operation Southern Watch -- Decentralized rollback in Operation Northern Watch -- Putting the brakes on Northern Watch -- Devolution and evolution of Iraqi air defenses by 2001 -- February 2001 strike -- Trying to back off in Operation Southern Watch -- Ending resistance -- Transitioning to war -- Planning operation Iraqi Freedom -- Operation Southern Focus and the slide to war -- Failure of "Cheat and Retreat" in 2003 -- Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Ground before air - Reordering Operation Iraqi Freedom -- "Shock and Awe?" - Neutering the strategic air campaign -- The March on Baghdad -- Lunge northward -- Running into quicksand -- Failed deep strike against the Medina division -- "Smackdown": Bombing through the sandstorm -- Entering the cities -- Shaping the coming battle for Baghdad -- End of Saddam Hussein's regime -- Ending resistance -- The challenge project -- Broader insurgency -- Defensive and offensive coalition responses -- Calibrating force -- "No-go" zones and Iraq's season of battles -- Securing the elections -- Epilog: America's fifteen-year war in Iraq -- Analyzing Iraqi resistance -- Exposure of U.S. military weaknesses -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
61151539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 462 p.
Isbn
9781591144441
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005021002
Other physical details
maps

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