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Lightning: The 101st in the Gulf War (Ausa Institute of Land Warfare Book) Hardcover – December 1, 1994

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  • Series: Ausa Institute of Land Warfare Book
  • Hardcover: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Brassey's Inc; First Printing edition (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0028810953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028810959
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,387,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Flanagan ( The Los Banos Raid ) here reviews the role played by the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He provides a brief history of the unit and explains its unusual structure (the 101st's combat aviation brigade, built around troop-carrying and helicopter gunships, is the main element that sets the unit apart from other infantry divisions). He tracks the 101st's deployment from Fort Campbell, Ky., to a base camp in Saudi Arabia, its confrontation with Arabian heat and sand and its elaborate preparations for battle. On January 17, 1991 the air phase of the war began with an assault by the division's helicopters against Iraqi radar installations. The division then played an important role in the war's ground phase as General Norman Schwarzkopf launched his ``Hail Mary'' flanking movement into Iraq on February 24. Flanagan's account of these actions is well-researched and well-written, but his uncritical, almost adoring appraisal of the 101st and its leadership will seem excessive to readers who believe that the Iraqi army was a pushover. Flanagan is a retired Army lieutenant general. Photos.

Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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