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