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US Military History: Desert Shield / Storm

This guide is for use with military history courses taught at University of Wyoming, specifically HIST 2020: US Military History.


In 1991, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm proved the doctrine of the US military Air-Land Battle and restored the US military's position as a significant military power following the fallout from the Vietnam War experience. The information in the boxes below provide a wide array of resources for research.

Reference Books & Bibliographies

Novels & Narrative Nonfiction

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Recommended Scholarly Books

Primary Sources

Recommended Books on Desert Shield & Desert Storm

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Bibliographic Databases & Journals

Memoirs & Personal Journals

Government Documents