The Generals' War : The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf

  title={The Generals' War : The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf},
  author={Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor},
Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor provide a definitive, behind-the-scenes account and anaylsis of the planning and execution of the Gulf War. While one war was being waged against Iraq, another was being fought among the generals themselves. "The Generals' War" offers unvarnished portraits of the top military commanders, challenges the performances of Powell, Schwarzkopf, and their generals, and provides disturbing information about the power struggles within the American high… 
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