The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes]: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
The monumental, five-volume The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts is a must-have resource for anyone seeking to comprehend U.S. actions in this volatile region. Under the expert editorship of Spencer C. Tucker, the encyclopedia traces 20th- and 21st-century U.S. involvement in the Middle East and south-central Asia, concentrating on the last three decades. Beginning with the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, it covers the 1979–1989 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, allied punitive actions against Iraq during the 1990s, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq War, and the Global War on Terror.
Many smaller military actions against Iran, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and other regimes that have been involved in international terrorism are also included. Diplomacy, religion as it pertains to Middle East conflict, and social/cultural developments are other key subjects of analysis, as is the interplay of politics with military policy in the United States and other nations involved in the region.
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Al Qaeda's most horrific deed has undoubtedly been the September 11, 2001,
attacks on the United States. The attacks, which killed an estimated 2,976 people,
were carried out by the hijacking of four commercial jetliners, two of which were ...
In October 2004 Zarqawi's group issued a statement acknowledging the
leadership of Al Qaeda under Osama bin Laden and adopted the name al-Qa'ida
fi Bilad al-Rafhidayn. The Iraqi city of Fallujah, in western Anbar Province,
became an ...
In 1998 Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden welcomed the advent of the GSPC, a
group manned in part by Al Qaeda trainees who tied their renunciation of
terrorism to an international jihadi agenda. The new ideology harnessed the
GSPC to ...
Al Qaeda avoided having its leaders at a single site except for particularly special
occasions, a policy prompted by fears ofAmerican assassination of Al Qaeda's
leaders. Bin Laden announced that in case of his death or capture, Atef would ...
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