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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U.S. Navy photographer's mate 3rd class Chris Pastol adjusts a digital camera's
aperture in the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) before taking it
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The U.S. Navy also employed tactical reconnaissance pods on some of its
Grumman F-14 Tomcat aircraft. The F-14 Tomcat entered service with the navy in
1974 and was retired in 2006. Grumman produced 583 F-14As between 1974
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) acquired eight Dassault Mirage 2000RAD
tactical reconnaissance aircraft in 1989. The Mirage 2000RAD is an export
reconnaissance variant flown only by the UAE and does not carry any internal
camera bays ...
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