In 1990-1991, the United States of America, under President George H. W. Bush, along with several allied nations launched a massive military operation in the tiny nation of Kuwait at the northern boundary of the Persian Gulf. This was the first war following Viet Nam in which America was actively involved in a combat role. Indeed, the United States played a key part in organizing, funding, building, executing, and maintaining the war. It was a historic confrontation in that it was the most widely-seen war in history, covered heavily on television, radio, internet, and other media outlets across the globe.
Beginning with Operation Desert Shield, which yielded to the much larger Operation: Desert Storm, this conflict became known as the First Gulf War. This course will examine the history and setting of the Gulf War, the motivations for fighting it, the strategies and tactics that were used, and the battles that were fought. In addition, an examination of how the Gulf War changed the nature of war, the reaction to the conflict at home, and dealing with the aftermath will be undertaken to provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of the conflagration.
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- Accredited CEUs
By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize the reasons and evidence for going to war.
- Summarize the history and conflicts of the nations involved.
- Identify who's who in the gulf war.
- Describe Saddam Hussein.
- Describe the history leading up to the war, including the role of Israel, oil, terrorism, and hostages.
- Describe Saddam's battle plan.
- Summarize the Iraqi invasion.
- Operation Desert Shield
- Summarize Operation Desert Shield.
- Summarize Operation Desert Storm.
- Summarize the end of the war, the media, and the aftermath.
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
|An Introduction||5 points|
|Lesson 1 Assignment||20 points|
|WWI and the Middle East||20 points|
|Lesson 1 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 2 Assignment||20 points|
|Lesson 2 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 3 Assignment||20 points|
|Lesson 3 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 4 Assignment||20 points|
|Charles 'Chuck' Horner||20 points|
|Lesson 4 Exam||8 points|
|Lesson 5 Assignment||20 points|
|Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden||20 points|
|Lesson 5 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 6 Assignment||20 points|
|Republican Guard||20 points|
|Lesson 6 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 7 Assignment||20 points|
|The Importance of Kuwait||20 points|
|Lesson 7 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 8 Assignment||20 points|
|The Lebanese Civil War||20 points|
|Lesson 8 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 9 Assignment||20 points|
|Lesson 9 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 10 Assignment||20 points|
|Maneuver Warfare in the Gulf War||20 points|
|Lesson 10 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 11 Assignment||20 points|
|America gets involved in the Middle East||50 points|
|Why did Hussein Invade Kuwait?||20 points|
|Lesson 11 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 12 Assignment||20 points|
|Lesson 12 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 13 Assignment||20 points|
|People Behind Desert Shield||20 points|
|Lesson 13 Exam||6 points|
|Lesson 14 Assignment||20 points|
|Why was the Gulf War different?||20 points|
|Lesson 14 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 15 Assignment||20 points|
|Iraqi Air Defenses?||25 points|
|Lesson 15 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 16 Assignment||20 points|
|Hussein Tries to defend Iraq and break up the Coalition||5 points|
|Lesson 16 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 17 Assignment||20 points|
|Aftermath of the Gulf War||20 points|
|Lesson 17 Exam||10 points|
|Was the Gulf War Worth it?||20 points|
|Was it Worth It?||20 points|
|The Final Exam||52 points|