Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf

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Naval Institute Press, 2007 - History - 244 pages
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"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

Contents

Chapter Two The Arrival of the U S Navy
20
Chapter Four The British Withdrawal
45
Chapter Five Eviction?
63
Chapter Six War in the Gulf
82
Chapter Seven Desert ShieldDesert Storm
112
Chapter Eight The 1990s
125
Chapter Nine Kingdom of Bahrain
153
Chapter Ten USS Cole
166
Chapter Twelve Fifth Fleet Goes to War
181
Notes
199
Glossary
223
Index
237
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About the author (2007)

Winkler is a historian with the Naval Historical Foundation in Washington, DC., and a surface warfare-qualified commander in the Naval Reserve. He served on active duty for eleven years before earning his Ph.D. at American University.

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