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

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

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Ideal for high school and college-level readers as well as students attending military academies and general audiences, this encyclopedia covers the details of the Persian Gulf War as well as the long-term consequences and historical lessons learned from this important 20th-century conflict. a€c Provides a thorough analysis of the Gulf War that explains its causes, course, strategy and tactics, and significance a€c Includes insightful biographies of the key individuals involved that identify the factors behind their decisions a€c Presents a chronology that clearly outlines events and helps students determine the cause-and-effect relationship between them a€c Supplies a variety of images and maps that engage readers and serve as powerful tools for visual/spatial learners... and the first use of a fly-by-wire flight control system that links an onboard computer to all exterior control surfaces. ... Powered by an F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan engine, it has a maximum speed of 1, 500 mph, a ceiling of 60, 000 feet, and a ... Armed with a single internal 20mm M61 Vulcan 6-barrel Gatling cannon with 511 rounds, the F-16 has 11 hard points ... Balkans in the 1990s, in patrolling the no-fly zones in Iraq, and in the wars in Afghanistan (2001 a€“ ) and Iraq (2003).

Title:Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-08-20

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