032409 - 03/24/09 PLIR 365 I. Outcome from Gulf War A. US...

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03/24/09 PLIR 365 I. Outcome from Gulf War A. US was now a major power in the Middle East i. 500,000 troops on the ground in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and on Iraqi border ii. Americans saw the air forces as very important iii. Ground forces had wanted to destroy as much of Saddam’s forces/ equipment as possible B. Previous Bush administration policy of trying to engage Saddam was seen as bad. There was now a lot of pressure to get him out of office C. Lesson of deterrence failing- but it was never really tried i. Bush administration never gave explicit signals that he should not cross the Kuwaiti border ii. Saddam launched long-range missiles at Israel during the crisis, in an attempt to make the crisis an Arab-Israeli issue (Bush administration got the Israelis to not strike back) D. Egypt & Syria were criticized for not pressuring the Americans to work on the Palestinian issue i. Started to talk to America about playing the role of the mediator ii. Bush administration understood this E. Iraq was under a new set of sanctions and limitations.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course PLIR 365 taught by Professor Quandt during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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