Saddam hoped that the missile attacks would provoke Israel to enter the conflict, thus dissolving Arab support of the war.
Army] Earlier this year, I noted that the U. There have been a few updates on the progress of those investments.
As I touched on recentlythe Army is also looking into ramjet rounds that could potentially increase striking range to 62 miles. To develop the capability for even longer range fires, the Army implemented a Strategic Strike Cannon Artillery program for targets up to nearly 1, miles, and a Strategic Fires Missile effort enabling targeting out to 1, miles.
The Army is also emphasizing retaining trained artillery personnel and an improved training regime which includes large-scale joint exercises and increased live-fire opportunities.
Army Captain Harrison Morgan advocated doctrinal adaptations to shift Army culture away from thinking of fires solely as support for maneuver elements. Among his recommendations are: Increasing the proportion of U.
Fielding a tube artillery system capable of meeting or surpassing the German-made PZHwhich can strike targets out to 30 kilometers with regular rounds, sustain a firing rate of 10 rounds per minute, and strike targets with five rounds simultaneously.
Focus on integrating tube and rocket artillery with a multi-domain, joint force to enable the destruction of the majority of enemy maneuver forces before friendly ground forces reach direct-fire range. Allow tube artillery to be task organized below the brigade level to provide indirect fires capabilities to maneuver battalions, and make rocket artillery available to division and brigade commanders.
Increase training in use of unmanned aerial vehicle UAV assets at the tactical level to locate, target, and observe fires.
Air Force and U. A fascinating analysis by Jerry Hendrix for the Center for a New American Security shows the current strategic problems stemming from U. The Navy no longer needed to replace its aging carrier-based medium range bombers and the Air Force pushed replacements for its aging B and B-1 bombers into the future.
Both the Air Force and Navy emphasized development and acquisition of short range tactical aircraft which proved highly suitable for the regional contingencies and irregular conflicts of the s and early s.
The missiles themselves lack stealth capability. Remedying this state of affairs will take time and major investments in new weapons and technological upgrades.
The unanswered question is whether these upgrades will be implemented at all.Watch video · The Arab states of the Persian Gulf are in the grip of an unprecedented regional crisis.
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May 31, · By annexing Kuwait, Iraq gained control of 20 percent of the world’s oil reserves and, for the first time, a substantial coastline on the Persian Gulf.
The Gulf Crisis and Japan's Foreign Policy. Section 1. How the Gulf Crisis Began and Ended.
1. The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait. Since the middle of July , confrontation between Iraq and Kuwait intensified on oil policies and other matters.
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (Arabic: مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربي ), originally (and still colloquially) known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC, مجلس التعاون الخليجي), is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf except Iraq.
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export policy to Iraq prior to the Persian Gulf War.