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Inside the danger zone : the U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988 / Harold Lee Wise.

Author/Creator:
Wise, Harold Lee, 1966-
Publication:
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2007]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Subjects:
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 -- Naval operations, American.
United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century.
Samuel B. Roberts (Frigate : FFG-58).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
From the Iraqi attack on the USS Stark to Iranian mine fields to Revolutionary Guard gunboats, the 1987-88 Persian Gulf was a place of shadowy danger for U.S. Navy ships assigned to protect oil tankers during the Iran-Iraq War. A low-profile escort mission quickly became an international test of wills between the United States and Iran. The conflict escalated to involve secret missions and special operations until finally the United States and Iran engaged in open combat, most notably during Operation Praying Mantis in April 1988, the world's largest sea-air battle since World War II.It was th
Contents:
An opportunity
The attack
Damage control
The reaction
Operation earnest will
Guerrilla war at sea
Death waits in the dark
The middle shoals buoy
Operation nimble archer
Change of command
Samuel B. Roberts
Operation praying mantis
Disaster
Moving on.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographices (pages 252-260) and index.
Description based on print version.
ISBN:
1-61251-516-9
OCLC:
858762289
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