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On Course to Desert Storm: The U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf (ePub eBook)

Title:
On Course to Desert Storm: The U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf (ePub eBook)
Format:
EPUB
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Stock:
Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
008-300-00041-1
ISBN:
9780945274636
Description

Traces the history of the United States Navy and the Persian Gulf from 1800 to the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword

Preface: A Line in the Sand

Acknowledgments

PART ONE: An English Lake, 1800-1945

1. Americans: No. 2 Englishmen in the Gulf

2. The Second World War and the Persian Gulf

PART TWO: Establishing a U.S. Military Presence in the Persian Gulf, 1946-1950

3. The Iran Crisis of 1946

4. The Oil Scare of 1947-1948

5. Establishment of the Middle East Force

PART THREE: Assuring Access to Adequate Oil Supplies, 1950-1981

6. Arab Nationalism and the Defense of the Middle East

7. The United States and Iran

8. War, Intervention, Crisis, and War

9. The Nixon Doctrine and the Twin Pillars

10. The Carter Administration and the Gulf

PART FOUR: The United States, the Gulf, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1981-1988

11. "Now While This President Serves": The Reflagging Decision

12. The United States and the Tanker War

Conclusion

Appendixes

Notes Bibliography

Index

Tables

Illustrations

 

Audience

Historians, political scientists, military strategists and international relations scholars may value the accounts of the relationship between the U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf throughout history contained within this text.

Product Details

Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, Navy History & Heritage Command (formerly Navy Historical Center)
Author:
  • Michael Palmer
Year/Pages:
2011/213 pgs
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