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Foreword: Ryan Crocker, Dean of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University; former United States Ambassador to Kuwait, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, and from 2007-2009, Iraq. Crocker; Director of the State Department's Iraq-Kuwait Task Force beginning in August of 1990. 1. Introduction, Jeffrey Engel 2. Much has Happened: America and the Gulf War(s), Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations; the National Security Council's Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs during the Gulf War. 3. Revisiting the Role of Arab Public Opinion in Desert Storm, Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development at the University of Maryland; a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution 4. The Unique War, Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's College, London; Member of the 2009 United Kingdom Iraq War Inquiry. 5.Of Doctrines, Dominos, 'Necessity', and 'Choice', Michael R. Gordon, Chief Military Correspondent for the New York Times, co-author (with General Bernard E. Trainor) of The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf and Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq.

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Jeffrey A. Engel directs the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. The author and editor of six books on American foreign policy, his works include The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Cold War at 30,000 Feet, and The China Diary of George H.W. Bush.


"The Gulf War was a defining moment for our country. A full generation later, these scholars and participants to that history recall that tumultuous period in vivid detail. For those who recall that past, and those who care about America's future role in the Middle East, Into the Desert is a must-read."--President George H.W. Bush "Into the Desert is a brilliant and penetrating account of the first Gulf War and its legacy. Featuring a stellar cast of contributors, it provides an excellent overview of an event that helped reshape not just the United States and the Middle East, but the broader international order."--Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF, (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush

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