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Jayhawk!: The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War
Jayhawk!: The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War
Our Price: $75.00
Year: 2002
Pages: 514
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0756728630

Stephen A. Bourque (au); John S. Brown (foreword). The Persian Gulf War used weaponry based on the microchip, thermal imagery, & the computer. The ground war’s rapid conclusion, as well as the paucity of allied casualties, left many Americans with the impression that it was a ‘Nintendo war” -- won by overwhelming tech. advantage. This study of the U.S. Army’s VII Corps in Desert Storm alters these images of easy success. Despite a 6-week air bombardment, the Iraqi Army, esp. its Rep. Guard, fought bravely in the VII Corps sector. In many cases the Iraqis had numerical & equip. advantages. Yet the allies inflicted a decisive defeat on the Iraqi Army because they had well-trained crews led by technically & tactically proficient officers & noncommissioned officers using superior equip. Color photos.

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