Lessons of Gulf War: U.S. Interests

This forum focused on what the United States has learned from the military and strategic issues of the Persian Gulf war. The war has… read more

This forum focused on what the United States has learned from the military and strategic issues of the Persian Gulf war. The war has implications for future war and how it is conducted. Ms. Kipper called it “somewhat of a video-tech, high-tech war without bodies.” Specific topics addressed included: arms control, weapons production in the Middle East, the cost of war, and how air strikes were an important strategy. Mr. Cordesman said in an after-war retrospective, “The politics of hope are what lead us to believe that the Gulf War should lead us to fundamental shifts in improved security in the region. The politics of reality are what lead us to believe that the Gulf War has dealt with one immediate problem, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.” close

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  • Kipper, Judith Guest Scholar Brookings Institution
  • Korb, Lawrence J. Director Brookings Institution->Center for Public Policy Education
  • Nolan, Janne Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Foreign Policy Studies Program
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Lessons of Gulf War: U.S. Interests

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Program ID:
17386-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 3, 1991

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  • Apr 02, 1991 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 5:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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