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XVIII Airborne Corps in Desert Storm Charles Lane Toomey

XVIII Airborne Corps in Desert Storm

Charles Lane Toomey

Published October 28th 2004
ISBN : 9781555716394
Paperback
600 pages
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 About the Book 

Operation Desert Storm culminated in a 100-hour ground battle and the ejection of the Iraqi army from Kuwait in February 1991. But the beginning of that victory began in August 1990 when Americas premier contingency force, the Armys XVIII AirborneMoreOperation Desert Storm culminated in a 100-hour ground battle and the ejection of the Iraqi army from Kuwait in February 1991. But the beginning of that victory began in August 1990 when Americas premier contingency force, the Armys XVIII Airborne Corps, was ordered to Saudi Arabia. This is the story of the Corps epic role in the first Gulf War, from the vulnerable early days of the Desert Shield defense of Saudi Arabia through its Desert Storm attack into Iraq and the Coalitions end-sweep to block Iraqi reinforcement and escape from the Kuwait Theater of Operations. Written by a former officer who was intimately involved with XVIII Airborne Corps planning and execution, this is a history filled with previously unrevealed detail and lessons for soldiers, historians and generations to come. From Planning to Victory is destined to become a Gulf War classic.