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

Front Cover
Naval Institute Press, 2007 - History - 244 pages
1 Review
In his book, The Line of Fire former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William J. Crowe wrote Pound for pound, Bahrain has been about the best ally we have had in recent times. Indeed, in the turbulent Middle East, Bahrain has been a steadfast American ally, having hosted a U.S. Navy presence for nearly six decades. Amirs, Admirals and Desert Sailors discusses this truly unique relationship as it has evolved through a series of friendships between the ruling Al Khalifa royal family and senior Navy Flag officers who were assigned as Commander Middle East Force and later as Commander Fifth Fleet. As these respectful relationships developed, American Sailors operated their warships in an economically strategic region-but also a region that has and continues to experience conflict, as witnessed by the Iran-Iraq War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Amirs, Admirals, and Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the US Navy, and the Arabian Gulf

User Review  - Gena - Goodreads

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
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information