Battle History of the USMC: Oil & Empires
Iraq and Afghanistan are two focal points in a broad arch of instability that runs across the Middle East and Central Asia. This region has been repeatedly wrenched by bitter conflicts and never-ending wars that have been among the bloodiest in human history.
The Gulf Wars and Afghanistan examines the role played by the USMC in the last three wars to convulse the region: The First and Second Gulf Wars and the war in Afghanistan. The latter two have been the longest fought conflicts in American military history.
OIL & EMPIRES looks at the history of the region, its repeated conquest, and the bloody wars that have been fought to control it. Over the last 50 years, the world s ever-rising need for oil has drawn the United States deeper into the affairs of the region.