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  Persian Gulf Wars — Infoplease.com
Persian Gulf Wars or Gulf Wars,two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.
The Persian Gulf War (Jan. 16, 1991–April 6, 1991) - The Persian Gulf War (Jan. 16, 1991–April 6, 1991) 1990 Iraq invades its tiny neighbor,...
The 1991 Persian Gulf War: short-term impacts on ocean and air transportation.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0838511.html   (1377 words)

  Persian Gulf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The natural environment of the Persian Gulf is very rich with good fishing grounds, extensive coral reefs, and abundant pearl oysters, but its ecology has become increasingly under pressure from the heavy industrialisation and in particular the repeated major petroleum spillages associated with recent wars fought in the region.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the north): Iran, Oman (exclave of Musandam), United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest.
The Portuguese in the Arabian peninsula and in the Persian Gulf
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persian_Gulf   (720 words)

 Iran - Persian Gulf History Information and Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس, Arabic: الخليج الفارسي) is an extension of the Gulf of Oman in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
This inland sea of some 233,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz, and its western end is marked by the major river delta of Arvand-Rud, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the southeast): United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest, and Iran in the north.
www.iranian.ws /iran-online/persian_gulf.htm   (478 words)

 Gulf War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gulf War and Persian Gulf War are the most common Western terms for the conflict, used by majority of historians and journalists.
According to "Gulf War Air Power Survey" by Thomas A. Keaney and Eliot A. Cohen, (a report commissioned by the U.S. Air Force; 1993-ISBN 0-16-041950-6), there were an estimated 10-12,000 Iraqi combat deaths in the air campaign and as many as 10,000 casualties in the ground war.
A crucial result of the Gulf War, according to Gilles Kepel, was the sharp revival in Islamic extremism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persian_Gulf_War   (9754 words)

 Persian Gulf
Gulf bordering Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman, with an area of 240,000 km², a maximum depth of 90 metres, and an average depth is 50 metres.
Through the Strait of Hormuz, the gulf is connected to Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
The area of the Persian Gulf has slowly decreased during the last 6,000 years, when most of Kuwait and lower Iraq were part of the total basin.
lexicorient.com /e.o/pers_glf.htm   (253 words)

 Persian Gulf Fact Sheet
The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, is a 600-mile-long body of water which separates Iran from the Arabian Peninsula, and one of the most strategic waterways in the world due to its importance in world oil transportation.
Major offshore Persian Gulf oil fields include Khafji and Hout, both of which are connected to Saudi Arabia's Safaniyah, the world's largest offshore oilfield (with estimated reserves of 35 billion barrels).
U.S. gross oil imports from the Persian Gulf rose during 2003 to 2.5 million bbl/d (almost all of which was crude), from 2.3 million bbl/d in 2002.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/pgulf.html   (2142 words)

 Geography of Iran: History of Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf and its neighboring countries constitute almost one ninth of the 44 million square km span of the Asian continent.
The Persian Gulf has been a valuable waterway since the beginning of history and as the venue of the collision of great civilizations of the ancient east, it has a background of several millenniums.
Although using the "Arabian Gulf" instead of the "Persian Gulf" has no basis and will not be accepted in any culture or language, however, it will not diminish our responsibility in expressing the reality and eliminating ambiguities as the main and oldest inhabitants of the region.
www.iranchamber.com /geography/articles/persian_gulf_history.php   (1080 words)

 Persian Gulf War - MSN Encarta
Persian Gulf War, conflict beginning in August 1990, when Iraqi forces invaded and occupied Kuwait.
The conflict culminated in fighting in January and February 1991 between Iraq and an international coalition of forces led by the United States.
Other Arab countries, such as Egypt, Syria, and the smaller states along the Persian Gulf, feared that even if Iraq’s conquests stopped at Kuwait, Iraq could still intimidate the rest of the region.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551555/Persian_Gulf_War.html   (2070 words)

 Persian Gulf
While the Arabian Gulf does not exist, and the correct name for the gulf is the Persian Gulf, this issue should have been brought to your attention in a much more calm and friendly manner.
Similarly the issuse of 'Persian Gulf' is a political one and one should not underestimate its potential to cause conflict or be used as an excuse for conflict and war.
The Persian Gulf is undoubtedly the world's most important waterway and carries almost 70% of world's oil and as such is the world's jagular vein and Iran's too.
www.iranian.com /Dec96/Features/PersianGulf/PersianGulf.html   (4401 words)

 Persian Gulf
Judaism and Christianity arrived in the gulf from a number of directions: from Jewish and Christian tribes in the Arabian desert; from Ethiopian Christians to the south; and from Mesopotamia, where Jewish and Christian communities flourished under Sassanian rule.
The Qarmatians succumbed to the same forces that had earlier threatened centers on the gulf coast--the ambitions of strong leaders in Mesopotamia or Persia and the incursion of tribes from the interior.
Thereafter, Ismaili presence in the gulf faded, and in the twentieth century the sect virtually disappeared.
www.geocities.com /prsn_gulf/index.html   (1369 words)

 Securing the Persian Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
America's primary interest in the Persian Gulf is ensuring the free and stable flow of the region's oil to the world at large.
The Persian Gulf has as much as two-thirds of the world's proven oil reserves, and its oil is absurdly economical to produce.
Terrorism and internal unrest in the Persian Gulf are ultimately fueled by the political, economic, and social stagnation of the local Arab states.
www.brookings.edu /press/review/fal2003/pollack.htm   (3320 words)

 Persian Gulf Online
Persian gulf and Persian sea from a Tunisian Atlas.
It is published by A and C Black and clearly depicts the Persian Gulf and the area from the Tigris River in the West to the Indus River in the East from Baldwin maps (http://www.baldwinsmaps.com/maps/926.jpg)
A map of the Persian Gulf region from 500 B.C. Sebastian.
www.persiangulfonline.org /maps.htm   (752 words)

 Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf is a unique geographical phenomenon whose role in human affairs began in remote antiquity and has continued to our own day.
Moreover, ongoing archaeological research suggests that the port of Siraf on the Persian coast was in the 9th and 10th centuries among the principal termini of this seagoing traffic, which included luxury ceramics from China.
Until the end of the Middle Ages, the shippers and traders were the same Arabs and Persians, but a fierce contest for this lucrative traffic opened with the irruption of the Portuguese into the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf at the turn of the 16th century.
www.mazdapub.com /persian-gulf.htm   (1168 words)

 The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf
Naval commanders in the Persian Gulf were also frustrated with the dearth of satellite intelligence on the basing and movement of aircraft on their northern flank in Iran.
The maritime campaign mounted in the northern Persian Gulf and the coastal reaches of Kuwait riveted the enemy's attention on the seaward flank.
In sum, the UN coalition won the Persian Gulf War because George Bush orchestrated a masterful diplomatic offensive, and because Norman Schwarzkopf skillfully handled his responsibilities as the theater commander of a diverse, multinational expeditionary force.
www.history.navy.mil /wars/dstorm/sword-shield.htm   (12723 words)

 Persian Gulf will remain persian Petition
This letter is in concern of publication of a map by your organization, which, according to all international organizations, is fraudulent and distorted, and its publication guarantees the violation of undeniable international legal rights.
It is a proven scholarly fact that the name of the Persian Gulf is a genuine name, with historical roots, and using any fraudulent names such as the “Arabian Gulf”, and islands “Occupied by Iran” is in fact inducing political animosity.
The Persian Gulf will remain persian Petition to National Geographic Society was created by PersianBlog Community and written by Mehdi Boutorabi (PersianGulf@PersianBlog.com).
www.petitiononline.com /persian/petition.html   (230 words)

 The Gulf/2000 Project - SIPA - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
It is designed to make available in a single location a wealth of information on the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region--Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Persian Gulf sits on top of the greatest pool of oil reserves in the world.
We have identified what we believe are the most informative and reliable sources of information about the Persian Gulf.
gulf2000.columbia.edu   (286 words)

 Persian Gulf War
George Bush, the president of the United States, was a very significant individual during the Gulf War.
Two areas of geography that aided the United States in the war was the desert and the Persian Gulf.
The Persian Gulf War was said to be the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history.
www.northstar.k12.ak.us /schools/nph/twt/storm/gulfwar.htm   (922 words)

 Self Help Guide for Persian Gulf War Veterans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Not all veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War are ill. Of the 697,000 U.S. troops who served in the war, approximately 108,000 are on a Registry and, of these, 80,000 are symptomatic.
Civilians who were present in the Persian Gulf area during the war had many of the same exposures as military personnel to chemical, biological, and radiation contamination, endemic infectious diseases, and other toxic materials.
Gulf war claims are being sent to one of four regional centers for adjudication and are often warehoused there for many months.
www.gulfweb.org /bigdoc/selfhelp.cfm   (12635 words)

 Environmental Impacts of the Persian Gulf War
One of the largest problems in the Persian Gulf was the wreck left from the large oil spills created by the war.
The Gulf War is said to be the most environmentally destructive war to date because of the oil fires in Kuwait.
The bombs dropped in the Persian Gulf war were maent to cause destruction and carnage on Iraq.
www.uvm.edu /~jmoore/envhst/joster/GulfWar.html   (2384 words)

 Persian Gulf Illness - CCEP Report Pt1
Infectious diseases were not a major cause of lost manpower during ODS/S. Since the Gulf War, thirty-one cases of leishmaniasis have been diagnosed among U.S. troops consisting of nineteen cases of cutaneous and twelve cases of viscerotropic leishmaniasis.1 The nineteen cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis exhibited characteristic skin lesions.
[18] None of these exposures has been identified as a major cause of illness among Persian Gulf veterans, either because exposures involved small numbers of troops or because the agents are not known to cause the chronic symptoms reported by returning veterans.
Because of concern for the medical problems of Persian Gulf veterans and to better understand the nature of the diverse symptoms being reported, DoD established the CCEP on June 7, 1994.
www.tricare.osd.mil /pgulf/ccep10k-1.html   (3198 words)

 Persian Gulf War, 1991
Bibliography on the Persian Gulf War, 1991, by US Army Center of Military History.
The History Guy: Persian Gulf War, by Roger A. Lee.
Persian Gulf War, 1991, by War, Peace and Security Guides.
www.regiments.org /wars/20thcent/91gulf.htm   (896 words)

 Persian Gulf War - Liberty - Themepark
He was the allied commander during the Gulf War.
He was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War and advisor to President Bush.
The Persian Gulf War : "The Mother of All Battles".
www.uen.org /themepark/liberty/gulfwar.shtml   (639 words)

 Persian Gulf War Subject Guide LRC@TCC
Frontline: The Gulf War A comprehensive and critical analysis of the 1990-1991 war.
Gulf War Illness (Department of Veterans Affairs) Information on health care and other matters of concern to those who served.
Gulf War Veterans Resource Pages Serving Gulf War veterans since 1994.
www.tcc.edu /lrc/guides/wargulf.htm   (314 words)

 Persian Gulf War (1991) resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Shield and the Sabre : the Desert Rats in the Gulf 1990 -1991.
Mroczkowski, Dennis P. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991.
Quilter, Charles J. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991.
www.lib.msu.edu /unsworth/american/genhist/persiangulf1991.htm   (1042 words)

 How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf | Center for Media and Democracy
In the case of the Gulf War, the "hook" was invented by Hill and Knowlton.
If Nayirah's outrageous lie had been exposed at the time it was told, it might have at least caused some in Congress and the news media to soberly reevaluate the extent to which they were being skillfully manipulated to support military action.
The military build-up in the Persian Gulf began by flying and shipping hundreds of thousands of US troops, armaments and supplies to staging areas in Saudi Arabia, yet another nation with no tolerance for a free press, democratic rights and most western customs.
www.prwatch.org /books/tsigfy10.html   (3074 words)

 Amazon.com: Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War: Books: Rick Atkinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This interesting account of the 1991 Persian Gulf War by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter features a number of original observations about the conduct of the war.
This is not the definitive history of the first Persian Gulf War, but Atkinson's spin on important issues makes for a compelling read.
The author details the Gulf War in such a way that almost exclusively focuses on the actual war and not the lead up to the combat nor the political efforts that played out.
www.amazon.com /Crusade-Untold-Story-Persian-Gulf/dp/0395710839   (3059 words)

 Persian Gulf States
Role of Kuwaiti Armed Forces in the Persian Gulf War
The Role of the United Arab Emirates in the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War
Omani Role in the Persian Gulf War, 1991
countrystudies.us /persian-gulf-states/#Kuwait   (43 words)

 Persian Gulf Region
Political Violence and Stability in the Stats of the Northern Persian Gulf (Rand)
Persian Gulf and Iran's Sovereignty over the Tunbs and Abu Musa Islands in Historical Documents - Part I (Iran Daily)
Maritime Boundaries in the Persian Gulf: The case of Tunb and Abu Musa Islands
www.parstimes.com /PG.html   (2153 words)

 The History Guy: The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
The first major conflict involving the United States since Vietnam proved to be a catharsis of sorts for the American military and public.
Finally, the fallout from the First Persian Gulf War between Iraq and Iran strained relations between Baghdad and Kuwait.
Amid growing tension between the two Persian Gulf neighbors, Saddam Hussein concluded that the United States and the rest of the outside world would not interfere to defend Kuwait.
www.historyguy.com /GulfWar.html   (2243 words)

 GulfLINK Home
We hope you will find this site uncomplicated, sensibly organized, and more helpful for you to access the resources and information concerning Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
GulfLINK was established in August 1995 to provide on-line access to medical, operational, and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War.
Its purpose was and is to provide Service members, veterans, and any interested person with information on what happened during that war that might have affected the health of those who served.
www.gulflink.osd.mil   (242 words)

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