Conduct of the Persian Gulf Conflict: An Interim Report to Congress
Includes responses to 26 questions asked by the Congress, including: military objectives, military strategy, deployment of troops, use of special operations forces, employment and performance of U.S. military equipment, logistics support, acquisitions policy, personnel management, role of women, effectiveness of reserves, intelligence and counterintelligence, environmental terrorism, rules of engagement, C3 operations, rules of engagement, media policies and procedures, use of deception, preparedness, number of military and civilian casualties, acquisition of foreign military technology from Iraq, and more. Glossary and map.
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active air campaign air defense Air Force Airborne aircraft amphibious areas Armored Army assets attack August bombing Brigade capabilities cargo CENTCOM Central Command chemical CINCCENT Coalition forces command and control Commander-in-Chief communications conduct continued coordinated crisis damage Department of Defense deployed deployment Division effective efforts EMERGING OBSERVATIONS enemy equipment facilities ﬁre ﬁrst ground forces Gulf conﬂict host nation intelligence Iraq Iraq’s Iraqi forces Joint JSTARS Khafji Kuwait City law of war logistics Marine Corps military operations missile missions mobilization munitions naval Navy OBSERVATIONS Some Accomplishments offensive Operation Desert Storm Operations Desert Shield Persian Gulf personnel phases planning PSYOP reconnaissance region Reservists role Saddam Saddam Hussein Saudi Arabia Scud sealift Secretary of Defense Service Shield and Desert ships signiﬁcant Southwest Asia Special Operations strategic tactical tanks targets theater of operations threat tion transportation units UNSC vehicles VII Corps warfare
Page 15-17 - An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.
Page 7-10 - In sieges and bombardments all necessary steps must be taken to spare, as far as possible, buildings dedicated to religion, art, science, or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals, and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not being used at the time for military purposes.
Page 7-15 - The members of the United Nations shall join in affording mutual assistance in carrying out the measures decided upon by the Security Council.
Page 7-10 - An uncodified . . . provision is the principle of proportionality. It prohibits military actions in which the negative effects (such as collateral civilian casualties) clearly outweigh the military gain.
Page 21-24 - May 31, 1991, for contributions. Costs The costs covered in this and subsequent reports are full incremental costs of Operation Desert Storm. These are additional costs resulting directly from the Persian Gulf crisis (ie, costs that would not otherwise have been incurred). It should be noted that only a portion of full incremental costs are included in Defense supplemental appropriations. These portions are costs that require financing in fiscal year 1991 or fiscal year 1992 and that are exempt from...
Page 15-17 - The military personnel (and equipment not well suited to preposi tioning} would be airlifted to marry up with their gear, and be ready for battle on short notice. The other major initiative will be the development and production of a new fleet of large cargo aircraft able to carry military equipment, including tanks, over intercontinental distances into small austere airfields.
Page 7-11 - In order to ensure respect for and protection of the civilian population and civilian objects, the Parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives and accordingly shall direct their operations only against military objectives.
Page 7-14 - Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly...
Page 7-7 - The use and performance of such forces at duty stations outside the theater of operations. (12) The role of the law of armed conflict in the planning and execution of military operations by United States forces and the other coalition forces and the effects on operations of Iraqi compliance or noncompliance with the law of armed conflict, including a discussion regarding each of the following matters: (A) Taking of hostages.
Page 15-7 - Operational control may be delegated and is the authority to perform those functions of command over subordinate forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction necessary to accomplish the mission.