Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf
"Host to the U.S. Navy for nearly six decades, Bahrain has been a steadfast American ally in the turbulent Middle East. Its unique relationship with the United States evolved through a series of friendships between Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa royal family and top U.S. Navy flag officers assigned to the fleet in the Gulf. Over the years it has become a strategic partnership critical to global security." "As naval historian David F. Winkler examines these developing relationships, he offers an overview of Bahraini history, the entry of American humanitarian and economic interests, the establishment of an American naval presence in the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and the downfall of the Iranian shah, among other subjects. The author tells the story from both Bahraini and American perspectives."--BOOK JACKET.
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Really enjoyed this book, because of my connection with Bahrain, the school, and the Naval Administrative Support Unit there. Read full review
Chapter Two The Arrival of the U S Navy
Chapter Four The British Withdrawal
Chapter Five Eviction?
Chapter Six War in the Gulf
Chapter Seven Desert ShieldDesert Storm
Chapter Eight The 1990s
Chapter Nine Kingdom of Bahrain