He also allowed each of the other U.S. armed services to develop their own battle plans.
This book provides a great counterbalance to the respective service histories of the first Gulf War and a must read for anyone interested in that conflict.
In their acknowledgements section, the authors discuss in detail the research that went into the writing of this book.
An insightful read that covers the relationship between the civilian leaders and the military. Moreover, it described our nation's inability to wage total warfare.Published 10 months ago by P. Buxo
Michael R. Gordon, chief defense correspondent for the "New York Times," and Bernard E. Trainor, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General who was a reporter for the "Times" during... Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Nicholas E. Sarantakes
So, you thought that the US really kicked butt during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm? I did -- until I read this book (required reading for a military studies course). Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by Jenny J.
I was in the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia)in the U.S. Army, from October '90 to August '91 as part of Desert Shield/Storm. This was the first book I've read on the subject. Read morePublished on September 4, 2008 by Keith Gander
"The Generals' War", by correspondent Michael Gordon and retired General Bernard Trainor, is a well-researched historical account of the First Gulf War, with a focus on general... Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by D. S. Thurlow
Bought this by mistake, thought it was a diffewrent one. Will read it sometime in the futre or donate it to local library.Published on November 3, 2007 by quadpaws
Trainor and Gordon do a commendable job explaining the operational level planning and execution of the first Gulf War. Read morePublished on September 5, 2006 by A. B. Powers
The General's War is a well written insider's look at the operational planning and execution of Operation Desert Storm. Read morePublished on May 26, 2006 by Amazon Customer
To those reviewers who have pointed out that the Gen Franks who comes off as incompetent in "The Generals' War" is ironically the same Gen Franks who led the recent war... Read morePublished on December 6, 2003