Army Heritage Center Foundation Military History Webinar
In the new year, the Army Heritage Center Foundation will continue its webinar program on two Wednesdays each month, avoiding the third Wednesday of each month so as not to compete with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Perspectives in Military History lecture series.
As always, if you miss one of the webinars, you can find it on the Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCFoundation) YouTube Channel and, if you signed up for the program and missed the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar/lecture.
February 3, 2021
7:00 PM EST
Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War
with COL(R) L. Scott Lingamfelter
When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, triggering the First Gulf War, a coalition of 35 countries led by the United States responded with Operation Desert Storm, which culminated in a 100 hour coordinated airstrike and ground assault that repelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait. An 8-day barrage of artillery fire made this seemingly rapid offensive possible.
A veteran and former redleg (field artilleryman) of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery (the "Big Red One"), Col. L. Scott Lingamfelter, recounts the logistical and strategic decisions that led to a coalition victory, provides a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the artillery bombardment and attempts to answer the question of whether the United States "got the job done" in its first sustained Middle Eastern conflict.
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