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Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

Jeffrey Engel


In the decade following the first Gulf War, most observers regarded it as an exemplary effort by the international community to lawfully and forcefully hold a regional aggressor in check. Interpretations have changed with the times. The Gulf War led to the stationing of US troops in Saudi Arabia, an important contributing cause of the 9/11 attacks. The war also led to a long obsession with Saddam Hussein that culminated in a second, far longer, American-led war with Iraq. This book reevaluates the first Gulf War. It examines the war's origins, the war itself, its impact within the Arab world, ... More

Keywords: first Gulf War, US troops, Saudi Arabia, 9/11, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, Arab world, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199796281
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199796281.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Engel, editor
Southern Methodist University

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