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

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

Label
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
Dewey number
956.7044/24/0973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.K62 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • Insurgency
Target audience
adult
Label
Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power, Michael Andrew Knights
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005021002.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12
  • 183
  • Striking the concealment mechanism
  • 189
  • Bulking out the target sets
  • 191
  • On regime change
  • 192
  • Last "Cheat-and-Retreat" episode
  • 197
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Intelligence preparation of the battlefield
  • 200
  • Reflections on Desert Fox
  • 206
  • 8
  • Prelude to War: The No-Fly Zones After Desert Fox
  • 211
  • Centralized execution in Operation Southern Watch
  • 213
  • Decentralized rollback in Operation Northern Watch
  • 217
  • 15
  • Putting the brakes on Northern Watch
  • 227
  • Devolution and evolution of Iraqi air defenses by 2001
  • 230
  • February 2001 strike
  • 235
  • Trying to back off in Operation Southern Watch
  • 238
  • Part 3
  • Ending Resistance
  • Knowing the enemy
  • 9
  • Transitioning to War
  • 247
  • Planning Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 251
  • Operation Southern Focus and the slide to war
  • 255
  • Failure of "Cheat and Retreat" in 2003
  • 260
  • Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 18
  • 263
  • Ground before air-Reordering Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 268
  • "Shock and Awe?"-Neutering the strategic air campaign
  • 271
  • 10
  • March on Baghdad
  • 280
  • Lunge northward
  • 283
  • Defense-in-depth: Iraqi land-warfare capabilities
  • Running into quicksand
  • 287
  • Failed deep strike against the Medina division
  • 295
  • "Smackdown": Bombing through the sandstorm
  • 301
  • Entering the cities
  • 307
  • Shaping the coming battle for Baghdad
  • 311
  • 20
  • End of Saddam Hussein's regime
  • 317
  • 11
  • Ending Resistance
  • 328
  • Challenge Project
  • 330
  • Broader insurgency
  • 332
  • Defensive and offensive coalition responses
  • "KARI": Iraq's integrated air-defense system
  • 337
  • Calibrating force
  • 340
  • "No-go" zones and Iraq's season of battles
  • 347
  • Securing the elections
  • 355
  • Epilogue: America's fifteen-year war in Iraq
  • 359
  • Analyzing Iraqi resistance
  • 25
  • 361
  • Exposure of U.S. military weaknesses
  • 368
  • Iraq's long-range strike capabilities
  • Part 1
  • 27
  • Cold Warriors in the desert
  • 31
  • 2
  • Forging the Sword
  • 35
  • Initial planning
  • 35
  • Role of air power in offensive planning
  • 41
  • Challenge
  • An anudacious plan
  • 48
  • 3
  • Desert Storm: Strategic Attack
  • 50
  • Iraqi withholding of strategic air-defense efforts
  • 54
  • Empty battlefield: Scud-hunting in 1991
  • 58
  • Costs and benefits of broader strategic targeting
  • 1
  • 69
  • On balance: The strategic air campaign
  • 77
  • 4
  • Desert Saber: Air-Land Battle
  • 81
  • Cluttered battlefield
  • 86
  • "Plinking" tanks and other targets in the KTO
  • 90
  • Raising the Shield
  • Bomb-Damage Assessment in Desert Storm
  • 93
  • Assessing and controlling the preparation of the battlefield
  • 95
  • Ground war begins
  • 98
  • Failure to trap the Republican Guard
  • 105
  • Postwar characterization of Desert Storm
  • 111
  • 3
  • Part 2
  • War Between the Wars
  • 5
  • After the Storm: US Responses to Ongoing Iraqi Resistance
  • 119
  • Failure of the 1991 uprisings against Saddam
  • 119
  • Postwar resistance to the cease-fire terms
  • 124
  • Creation of a southern no-fly zone
  • Iraqi "saber-rattling"
  • 127
  • Building to crisis
  • 130
  • January 1993 strikes on Iraq
  • 133
  • 6
  • "Tomahawk Diplomacy"
  • 139
  • June 1993 cruise-missile strike
  • 141
  • 7
  • "Basra breakout"-Iraq's October 1994 feint toward Kuwait
  • 146
  • Struggle to maintain containment
  • 150
  • Saddam's invasion of Kurdistan
  • 153
  • Operation Desert Strike
  • 156
  • Fallout from the era of "Tomahawk Diplomacy"
  • 167
  • Building the forces: Operation Desert Shield
  • 7
  • "Cheat and Retreat": Iraq's resistance to UN inspections
  • 171
  • Protecting the U-2 flights over Iraq
  • 176
  • Development of enlarged coercive options
  • 179
  • "Cheat-and-Retreat" crises
  • 180
  • Disarming Iraq
Control code
ocm61151539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781591144441
Lccn
2005021002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
956.704424 K748 ; L ; XX-N ; C0106BT1(ES) ; ISBN used from verso page. ISBN on back cover will not convert. JLS
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61151539
  • (Sirsi) o61151539
Label
Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power, Michael Andrew Knights
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005021002.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12
  • 183
  • Striking the concealment mechanism
  • 189
  • Bulking out the target sets
  • 191
  • On regime change
  • 192
  • Last "Cheat-and-Retreat" episode
  • 197
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Intelligence preparation of the battlefield
  • 200
  • Reflections on Desert Fox
  • 206
  • 8
  • Prelude to War: The No-Fly Zones After Desert Fox
  • 211
  • Centralized execution in Operation Southern Watch
  • 213
  • Decentralized rollback in Operation Northern Watch
  • 217
  • 15
  • Putting the brakes on Northern Watch
  • 227
  • Devolution and evolution of Iraqi air defenses by 2001
  • 230
  • February 2001 strike
  • 235
  • Trying to back off in Operation Southern Watch
  • 238
  • Part 3
  • Ending Resistance
  • Knowing the enemy
  • 9
  • Transitioning to War
  • 247
  • Planning Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 251
  • Operation Southern Focus and the slide to war
  • 255
  • Failure of "Cheat and Retreat" in 2003
  • 260
  • Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 18
  • 263
  • Ground before air-Reordering Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 268
  • "Shock and Awe?"-Neutering the strategic air campaign
  • 271
  • 10
  • March on Baghdad
  • 280
  • Lunge northward
  • 283
  • Defense-in-depth: Iraqi land-warfare capabilities
  • Running into quicksand
  • 287
  • Failed deep strike against the Medina division
  • 295
  • "Smackdown": Bombing through the sandstorm
  • 301
  • Entering the cities
  • 307
  • Shaping the coming battle for Baghdad
  • 311
  • 20
  • End of Saddam Hussein's regime
  • 317
  • 11
  • Ending Resistance
  • 328
  • Challenge Project
  • 330
  • Broader insurgency
  • 332
  • Defensive and offensive coalition responses
  • "KARI": Iraq's integrated air-defense system
  • 337
  • Calibrating force
  • 340
  • "No-go" zones and Iraq's season of battles
  • 347
  • Securing the elections
  • 355
  • Epilogue: America's fifteen-year war in Iraq
  • 359
  • Analyzing Iraqi resistance
  • 25
  • 361
  • Exposure of U.S. military weaknesses
  • 368
  • Iraq's long-range strike capabilities
  • Part 1
  • 27
  • Cold Warriors in the desert
  • 31
  • 2
  • Forging the Sword
  • 35
  • Initial planning
  • 35
  • Role of air power in offensive planning
  • 41
  • Challenge
  • An anudacious plan
  • 48
  • 3
  • Desert Storm: Strategic Attack
  • 50
  • Iraqi withholding of strategic air-defense efforts
  • 54
  • Empty battlefield: Scud-hunting in 1991
  • 58
  • Costs and benefits of broader strategic targeting
  • 1
  • 69
  • On balance: The strategic air campaign
  • 77
  • 4
  • Desert Saber: Air-Land Battle
  • 81
  • Cluttered battlefield
  • 86
  • "Plinking" tanks and other targets in the KTO
  • 90
  • Raising the Shield
  • Bomb-Damage Assessment in Desert Storm
  • 93
  • Assessing and controlling the preparation of the battlefield
  • 95
  • Ground war begins
  • 98
  • Failure to trap the Republican Guard
  • 105
  • Postwar characterization of Desert Storm
  • 111
  • 3
  • Part 2
  • War Between the Wars
  • 5
  • After the Storm: US Responses to Ongoing Iraqi Resistance
  • 119
  • Failure of the 1991 uprisings against Saddam
  • 119
  • Postwar resistance to the cease-fire terms
  • 124
  • Creation of a southern no-fly zone
  • Iraqi "saber-rattling"
  • 127
  • Building to crisis
  • 130
  • January 1993 strikes on Iraq
  • 133
  • 6
  • "Tomahawk Diplomacy"
  • 139
  • June 1993 cruise-missile strike
  • 141
  • 7
  • "Basra breakout"-Iraq's October 1994 feint toward Kuwait
  • 146
  • Struggle to maintain containment
  • 150
  • Saddam's invasion of Kurdistan
  • 153
  • Operation Desert Strike
  • 156
  • Fallout from the era of "Tomahawk Diplomacy"
  • 167
  • Building the forces: Operation Desert Shield
  • 7
  • "Cheat and Retreat": Iraq's resistance to UN inspections
  • 171
  • Protecting the U-2 flights over Iraq
  • 176
  • Development of enlarged coercive options
  • 179
  • "Cheat-and-Retreat" crises
  • 180
  • Disarming Iraq
Control code
ocm61151539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781591144441
Lccn
2005021002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
956.704424 K748 ; L ; XX-N ; C0106BT1(ES) ; ISBN used from verso page. ISBN on back cover will not convert. JLS
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61151539
  • (Sirsi) o61151539

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