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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book tells the compelling story of how the Army helped to bring a proud but battered country back to life - Kuwait after it was liberated during Operation Desert Storm. Our soldiers found themselves performing such diverse roles as repairing police cars, rebuilding damaged power systems, restoring the water supply, and feeding zoo animals. In the process they touched the lives of every Kuwaiti resident, forging bonds of trust and contributing immeasurably to stability in the region. Though immensely successful, the Kuwaiti recovery operation was not perfect; After Desert Storm highlights key lessons learned. The reconstruction of Kuwait clearly demonstrated that post-hostilities activities can be as important as conflict itself, and that military leaders must plan carefully for such a recovery mission if they are to capitalize fully on battlefield success. After Desert Storm illuminates appropriate roles for American soldiers and civilians in a post-hostilities environment. We would be wise to take its lessons to heart.
PROLOGUE * CHAPTER 1 - PLANNING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE * Origins of the Kuwait Emergency Recovery Program * The Pentagon Response * Formation of the Kuwait Task Force * Kuwait Task Force Activities * Civil Affairs Operations Plan * U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Involvement * Kuwaiti and Kuwait Task Force Deployment to Saudi Arabia * CHAPTER 2 - PLANNING IN THEATER * The Kuwait Task Force in Theater * CENTCOM Planning for Civil-Military Operations * ARCENT Planning for Civil-Military Operations * Formation of the Combined Civil Affairs Task Force * Creation of Task Force Freedom * Kuwait Emergency Recovery Office Organization * The Push Into Kuwait * CHAPTER 3 - EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: TASK FORCE FREEDOM * Task Force Freedom Elements * Task Force Freedom Missions * Task Force Freedom Command, Control, and Coordination * Task Force Freedom/Kuwaiti Relations * Task Force Freedom Closeout * EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: THE PENTAGON * Chapter 4 - EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE: KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OFFICE ACTIVITIES * Coordination and Communication * Organizational Structure * Command and Control * Damage Assessment * Corps Contracting Strategy * Contracting Activities * Problems for Contractors * Funding Authorities * SUPPORT TO EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL * Chapter 5 - RECOVERY PHASE: THE DEFENSE RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE OFFICE AND KUWAIT EMERGENCY RECOVERY OFFICE * Command, Control, and Communications * Financial Management/607A Process * Contracting Strategy * Contracting for Civil Infrastructure Repair * FIGHTING KUWAIT'S OIL FIRES * Chapter 6 - SUPPORTING KUWAIT'S MINISTRY OF DEFENCE * Initial Damage Assessments * Planning Foreign Military Sales Cases for Defense Facilities * Foreign Military Sales Case for Phase I Air Base Work * Foreign Military Sales Case for Phase II Air Base Work * Construction Contracts for Phase I * Problems With Phase I Contracts * SUPPORT TO U.S. TROOPS * AFTERMATH
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