After Desert Storm: The United States Army and the Reconstruction of Kuwait

Title:
After Desert Storm: The United States Army and the Reconstruction of Kuwait
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CMH 70-59. Gives the structure and sense of order to the complex story of how Kuwait recovered in record time from the devastating effects of a seven month occupation by Iraqi troops, in large part through the efforts of the United States Army. Presents the operation both topically and chronologically. L.C. card 99-14015.

One of the most striking features of Operation DESERT STORM's aftermath was the facility with which American soldiers transitioned from offensive warfare to humanitarian relief. Throughout history our soldiers--and the civilians who accompany them--have been quick to assist populations in need, whether the victims of natural disaster, military operations, or calculated oppression. The increasing number of noncombat military operations in recent years underscores the significance of this rehabilitative role of the American soldier.

Not since World War ll had U.S. Army soldiers and civilians played as large a role in rebuilding a foreign nation as they did in Kuwait after the Gulf War. After DESERT STORM tells the compelling story of how the Army helped to bring a proud but battered country back to life. Our soldiers found themselves performing such diverse roles as repairing police cars, rebuilding damaged power systems, restoring the water supply, and feeding zoo animals. ln the process they touched the lives of every Kuwaiti resident, forging bonds of trust and contributing immeasurably to stability in the region.

Though immensely successful, the Kuwaiti recovery operation was not perfect; After DESERT STORM highlights key lessons learned. The reconstruction of Kuwait clearly demonstrated that post-hostilities activities can be as important as conflict itself, and that military leaders must plan carefully for such a recovery mission if they are to capitalize fully on battlefield success. After DESERT STORM illuminates appropriate roles for American soldiers and civilians in a post-hostilities environment.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION

PROLOGUE

1. PLANNING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE p. 13

Origins of the Kuwait Emergency Recovery Program p. 13

The Pentagon Response p. 16

Formation of the Kuwait Task Force p. 23

Kuwait Task Force Activities p. 27

Civil Affairs Operations Plan p. 32

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Involvement p. 35

Kuwaiti and Kuwait Task Force Deployment to Saudi Arabia p. 40

2. PLANNING IN THEATER p. 43

The Kuwait Task Force in Theater p. 43

CENTCOM Planning for Civil-Military Operations p. 47

ARCENT Planning for Civil-Military Operations p. 49

Formation of the Combined Civil Affairs Task Force p. 51

Creation of Task Force Freedom p. 54

Kuwait Emergency Recovery Office Organization p. 57

The Push Into Kuwait p. 62

3. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: TASK FORCE FREEDOM p. 71

Task Force Freedom Elements p. 73

Task Force Freedom Missions p. 79

Task Force Freedom Command, Control, and Coordination p. 91

Task Force Freedom/Kuwaiti Relations p. 92

Task Force Freedom Closeout p. 93

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: THE PENTAGON p. 99

4. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OFFICE ACTIVITIES p. 107

Coordination and Communication p. 107

Organizational Structure p. 110

Command and Control p. 117

Damage Assessment p. 119

Corps Contracting Strategy p. 120

Contracting Activities p. 127

Problems for Contractors p. 143

Funding Authorities p. 145

SUPPORT TO EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL p. 149

5. RECOVERY PHASE: THE DEFENSE RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE OFFICE AND KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OFFICE p. 155

Command, Control, and Communications p. 158

Financial Management/607A Process p. 160

Contracting Strategy p. 166

Contracting for Civil Infrastructure Repair p. 175

FIGHTING KUWAIT'S OIL FIRES p. 183

6. SUPPORTING KUWAIT'S MINISTRY OF DEFENCE p. 191

Initial Damage Assessments p. 191

Planning Foreign Military Sales Cases for Defense Facilities p. 196

Foreign Military Sales Case for Phase I Air Base Work p. 202

Foreign Military Sales Case for Phase II Air Base Work p. 205

Construction Contracts for Phase I p. 209

Problems With Phase I Contracts p. 212

SUPPORT TO U.S. TROOPS p. 217

AFTERMATH p. 227

CONCLUSION p. 237

ACRONYMS p. 243

NOTES p. 245

BIBLIOGRAPHY p. 275

INDEX p. 283

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Audience

Defense agencies, members of government, policymakers, and military tacticians and leaders should consult this publication to learn about possible strategies and outcomes of American military involvement in a foreign country after a war.  In addition, military enthusiasts, historians, and students engaged in governmental and military studies would find this publication useful.

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$4.75
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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • McDonnell, Janet A.
Year/Pages:
1999: 314 p.; ill.
Notes:
NB1274
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military Publication 70 59
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • Desert Storm
  • Persian Gulf War
  • Kuwait
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D 114.2:D 45/2
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1.5625
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Subject Bibliography:
061 131AF 286AC
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Item available Date:
09/30/1998
Last Status Update:
11/16/2017
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