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By JEFFREY RECORD | May 16, 1991
Arlington, Virginia. -- The U.S. defense analytical community is erupting with instant ''lessons learned'' from the recent war against Iraq. Lessons abound about everything from strategy and tactics to the performance of ''smart'' munitions and the All-Volunteer Force.Caution, however, is in order. From a purely military standpoint, it is far from clear just how much Operation Desert Storm ''proved,'' in terms of lessons meaningful for future U.S. military operations.The stunning U.S. and allied victory over Iraqi forces in Kuwait was in large measure the product of a unique set of highly favorable diplomatic, political, strategic, operational and other conditions that are most unlikely ever again to be replicated.
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By Frederic Hill and Sam Gardiner | September 18, 2014
Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to learn the wrong lessons from history — and by avoiding the previous mistakes, plow ahead without understanding the causes of their failure. President Barack Obama is now in danger of steering a perilous course in confronting the threat of Islamic State in the Middle East (also known as ISIS or ISIL)
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January 18, 1991
America's astounding success in the first phase of its decapitation of the Iraqi military changes the ways of warfare forever, despite Iraq's diversionary attack on Israel. U.S. armed forces displayed awesome power through the use of high-tech, night-fighting weaponry, the extraordinary integration of air, land and sea components and the deployment of massive strike units all over enemy country that future would-be aggressors will remember.Defense Secretary Richard Cheney tells us to be cautious.
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By Jonathan Pitts | January 10, 2010
N one are so old, Thoreau once wrote, as those who have outlived their enthusiasms. By that standard, Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran, the most chronologically advanced recruiter in the Army Reserve, might well also be its most youthful. "This isn't work; it's a labor of love," says Moran, a beloved figure at Fort Meade who is embarking on his 60th year of doing what he loves most: finding prospects for the Army, then putting his cheerful personality to work guiding their careers.
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By Dallas Morning News | September 16, 1992
&TC WASHINGTON -- As Congress begins hearings today on th mysterious illnesses being reported by some veterans of Operation Desert Storm, a group of environmental physicians says it can supply some answers.A committee headed by Dr. Al Johnson of Dallas is developing diagnostic guidelines to help physicians identify whether Desert Storm vets are suffering from "multiple chemical sensitivity," a type of allergic reaction.The nine-member panel, formed two weeks ago by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, is focusing on three environmental exposures in the Persian Gulf region: oil well fires, leaded gasoline and pesticides.
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By Gunther Wertheimer | January 28, 1991
THE NATION, which had been swimming in murky, choppy waters since August, gulped fresh air on the first day after the launching of Operation Desert Storm. There was a palpable sense of release. This might be a short and inexpensive war, many said. But the euphoria is disappearing rapidly.Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, who had confidently predicted a five-day conflict, has not been heard from. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Les Aspin, who shared the senator's assessment, continues to deliver expert testimony although days have become weeks and weeks may become months.
NEWS
June 28, 1992
National Guard, Army Reserve or Coast Guard members who served in Operation Desert Storm and their families may now obtain funds to help them pay for job preparation and education courses, Red Cross officials have announced.Up to $175 per household is available to qualified veterans of the Middle Eastern conflict. The funds may be applied to a variety of vocational and technical training courses, ranging from automotive repair to computer operation, drafting and carpentry.To be eligible for the funds, a Reserve, Coast Guard or National Guard member or their spouse must demonstrate a lack of current employment, underemployment or a decrease in income attributable to participation in Desert Storm.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Evening Sun Staff | June 6, 1991
The heavy equipment started rumbling through the streets of Washington at 2 a.m. this morning. Moving through the dark of night, the armored trucks, tanks and fighter planes began taking up positions for a major military event little more than a stone's throw from the White House and Capitol Hill.Not exactly a city under siege, Washington will nevertheless be inundated with military equipment and soldiers come Saturday morning. That's when the nation's official Desert Storm homecoming celebration gets under way.Gen.
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By Walter Goodman and Walter Goodman,New York Times News Service | June 29, 1991
"Desert Storm" is made for military buffs. The four-part account of the war in the Persian Gulf (beginning 10 p.m. Sunday, continuing through Wednesday on the Arts and Entertainment cable network) is a parade of the smart weapons that crushed Iraq.It begins with the air war, descends to the ground war and moves on to analyses of allied strategy and tactics and America's military intelligence.Sunday's opener covers the air assault, which, the analysts and officers interviewed here agree, ensured the defeat of the Iraqi forces, with remarkably few casualties for the United States and its allies.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | July 31, 1992
Some sequels work, but others don't. For example, "Godfather II" was a hit. But "Godfather III" was a clinker. The original "Alien" movie was a smash. The last one was a yawner.So the White House should give that some thought before it goes into production for Desert Storm II.There's no question that the original Desert Storm was one of the smash TV hits of all time.It made instant superstars out of Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell, as well as Blitz Wolfer and the entire cast at CNN. And almost overnight, it transformed George Bush from a near flop into the biggest box-office draw of 1991.
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January 16, 2006
Almanac-- Jan. 16--1920: Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect. 1967: Alan S. Boyd was sworn in as the first secretary of transportation. 1991: The U.S. began Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
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By Michael O'Hanlon | April 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - Much work remains to be done on the road to Baghdad, and the likely urban fight ahead could still be tough as well, even if it is extremely good news that Republican Guard divisions south of Iraq's capital have been seriously hurt. But if we seriously degrade several of Iraq's half-dozen Republican Guard divisions before that final battle, and have to face only perhaps 30,000 to 50,000 Special Republican Guard and fedayeen and related personnel in the engagement, the task will not be as hard as it might have been.
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By Michael O'Hanlon | March 25, 2003
WASHINGTON - The last couple days of the war have been tough ones for the coalition. In broad terms, the operation has continued to move along well, with ground forces closing to within 60 miles of Baghdad, southeastern Iraqi cities coming more and more within the grasp of allied troops and precision bombing continuing in Baghdad. But there were setbacks, particularly in regard to casualties and prisoners. U.S. losses have increased substantially. The death toll in the operation of more than two dozen now exceeds those for the 1989 invasion of Panama and is approaching that of the 1993 operation in Somalia, which totaled 45. In addition, recent losses were primarily in firefights, not accidents, and some of the American bodies fell into Iraqi hands.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2003
More than 300 members of two Maryland National Guard units and 40 members of an Army Reserve unit have received mobilization orders and will soon deploy to Aberdeen Proving Ground, guard officials said. The 115th Military Police Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company in Salisbury and the 1229th Transportation Company in Crisfield, Somerset County, are being mobilized for one year, Maj. Charles S. Kohler, public affairs officer for the Maryland National Guard, said yesterday. Both have experience that made them likely to be mobilized and sent to the Middle East, he said.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 14, 2003
MOUNT JACKSON, Va. - The campaign medals Venus Hammack received after the Persian Gulf war are lost in the clutter, stuck behind a mountain of videotapes in her old house. She threw them there in a fit of rage one afternoon, and there they have stayed, discarded with the rest of her military existence. The moment those decorations clattered against the foyer wall and dropped out of sight, Hammack entered the messy aftermath of a supposedly tidy war. The years that followed brought the end to her Army career, the collapse of her marriage, the progression of a shadowy gulf war illness that cost her custody of her youngest child.
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By Peter Schmuck and Lem Satterfield and Peter Schmuck and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2001
LAS VEGAS - It has been nearly seven months since unheralded Baltimore heavyweight Hasim Rahman shocked the boxing world and took the heavyweight championship from Lennox Lewis with one dramatic punch in South Africa. Tonight, he'll finally get the chance to prove his big right hand wasn't just a swing and a myth. Rahman (35-2, 29 knockouts) can go a long way toward legitimizing his World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles by defeating Lewis (38-2-1, 29 KOs) for a second time in the long-awaited rematch at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, but he will enter the 12-round championship bout as a decided underdog.
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By David Michael Ettlin | January 25, 1991
You can find them in gas stations, truck stops, stores selling military goods, even in American Legion posts -- Desert Storm T-shirts that are selling nearly as fast as a Howard County graphics company can print them.The shirts were the brainstorm of designer Jane Whyte and her boss, Samuel R. Andelman, owner of Graphic Concepts, who plans to donate $1 for each one sold to the Armed Forces Relief Fund.The company is one of many churning out Desert Storm products, some purely for profit and others to help veterans or military families and support groups.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- Operation Desert Storm turned into Operation Paper Storm yesterday as New York bestowed its traditional heroes welcome -- a colossal ticker tape parade -- on thousands of gulf war troops who marched up Broadway flanked by nearly 5 million spectators.Just two days after Washington feted the men and women of Desert Storm with a high-tech victory celebration that showed off the military's hardware, New York took its turn at a welcome-home celebration, showing off the city's knack for throwing a party.
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By Michael O'Hanlon | July 26, 2001
WASHINGTON - Ever since World War II, the United States has sought the capacity to wage two major military operations at once. In the aftermath of the Cold War, the Bush and Clinton administrations have focused on simultaneous conflicts against Iraq and North Korea, with both wars assumed to resemble Desert Storm in scale and character. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has now made it plain that he wants to rethink this approach to sizing U.S. combat forces. Yet recent reports suggest that he is still groping for a new framework.
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By Sunni M. Khalid | July 30, 2000
In the pre-dawn hours of the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, the first of 300 Iraqi tanks rolled through the desert across the Kuwaiti border, marking the beginning of Saddam Hussein's invasion of the oil-rich emirate. The swift attack also set in motion Iraq's brutal sacking of Kuwait and the subsequent massive U.S.-led military campaign (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) that expelled Hussein's forces, freeing Kuwait from a bloody seven-month occupation. On the 10th anniversary of the start of the crisis, much of the pre-Persian Gulf war status quo is unchanged.
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