Accession Number : ADA294367

Title :   The Gulf War: Analysis of American and Arab Cross-Cultural Encounters.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1990-1991,

Corporate Author : ARMY-AIR FORCE CENTER FOR LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s) : Bruton, James K. ; Stewart, Edward C.

PDF Url : ADA294367

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This analysis draws from a study based on interviews conducted with twenty-one U.S. Army personnel involved in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991. It shows the necessity of pre-operational preparation to enhance cross-cultural understanding and communication skills between Americans and other nationalities. By analyzing American-Arab interactions in the Middle Eastern War to defend Saudi Arabia and liberate Kuwait, the study points up both strengths and weaknesses in .U.S. military preparations and training in cross- cultural matters.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *ARMY PERSONNEL, *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, *INTERACTIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, IRAQ, KUWAIT, SKILLS, ARABS, MIDDLE EAST, PERSIAN GULF, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SAUDI ARABIA, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE