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Author McDonnell, Janet A., 1952- author.

Title After Desert Storm : the U.S. Army and the reconstruction of Kuwait / by Janet A. McDonnell.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Department of the Army, 1999.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 114.2:D 45/2    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 302 pages pages) : illustrations
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Summary The effort to rebuild Kuwait was unique, complex, and challenging. The reconstruction was rooted in various authorities and paid for from various pots of money. Both the funding and the work itself were diffuse and diverse in unprecedented ways. My goal was to give a structure and sense of order to the complex story of how a small, independent country recovered in record time from the devastating effects of a seven month occupation by Iraqi troops, in large part through the efforts of the U.S. Army. To promote greater order and clarity, I have presented the operation both topically and chronologically. This book originated in 1991 when I was documenting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' involvement in the Persian Gulf War. Documenting the Corps' critical role in the Kuwait recovery operation after the end of the war was a natural progression. The Corps of Engineers, however, was not the only Army element with significant involvement in the recovery operations. Recognizing this, the U.S. Army Center of Military History requested that I broaden my account to encompass the activities of the other Army elements. The story of how American soldiers, working alongside Kuwait's residents, helped bring the country back to life within a few short months is truly remarkable. I feel fortunate to have witnessed some of the recovery process firsthand, to have talked to some of the participants, and now to tell their story. I made two trips to Kuwait to collect records, interview participants, and tour project sites such as the Parliament Building and Doha power plant. I made the first trip into Kuwait a week after the Iraqi withdrawal when the sky was still dark with smoke from the oil fires and water and electrical power were in short supply. There I marveled at the courage and commitment of the soldiers and civilians who worked in that dangerous and stressful environment. When I returned the following September, few visible signs of the occupation remained.
Note Online resource, PDF version; title from title page (viewed April 12, 2017).
Subject United States. Army -- Civic action.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
Persian Gulf War (1991) (OCoLC)fst01058380
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Destruction and pillage -- Kuwait.
Army.
Humanitarian assistance.
Kuwait.
Persian gulf war.
Armed Forces -- Civic action. (OCoLC)fst00814593
Destruction and pillage. (OCoLC)fst01906941
Kuwait. (OCoLC)fst01208566
Government and political science.
Military forces and organizations.
Military operations, strategy and tactics.
Department of defense.
Theater level operations.
United states government.
Lessons learned.
Contracts.
Financial management.
Government(foreign)
Task forces.
Damage assessment.
Construction.
Army corps of engineers.
Fires.
Labor.
Military planning.
Civil affairs.
Palestinians.
Saudi arabia.
Foreign military sales.
Explosive ordnance disposal.
Community relations.
Oil wells.
Strategic areas.
Infrastructure.
Department of state.
Interagency coordination.
Military history.
Military reserves.
Cultural differences.
Military forces(U.S.)
Foreign policy.
Chronological Term 1991
Indexed Term KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY PROGRAM
CIVIL MILITARY OPERATIONS
TASK FORCE FREEDOM
KERO(KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OFFICE)
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
CENTCOM(CENTRAL COMMAND)
ARCENT(ARMY COMPONENT CENTRAL COMMAND)
DEFENSE RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE OFFICE
607A WORK FLOW
KUWAIT RECOVERY TASK FORCE
POLITICAL STABILITY
352D CIVIL AFFAIRS COMMAND
HUMAN RIGHTS
LIBERATION
CHAIN OF COMMAND
CATF(CIVIL AFFAIRS TASK FORCE)
KRTF(KUWAIT RECONSTRUCTION TASK FORCE)
KUWAIT TASK FORCE
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Author United States. Department of the Army, issuing body.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC.
Standard No. DTICE ADA531941
Gpo Item No. 0344 (online)
Sudoc No. D 114.2:D 45/2

 
    
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