The Gulf War (1990-1991)

Gulf War (FRONTLINE) website
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/

Video (4 hours)
http://youtu.be/aUMAyiI0TPA

This two-part documentary is a comprehensive and critical analysis of the 1990-1991 war in which more than one million troops faced off against each other in the deserts of the Gulf states. From the Allied coalition's air war and the ground assault, to the liberation of Kuwait and the fallout of Saddam Hussein's retaining power, FRONTLINE deconstructs what really happened, how it happened and why. This report draws on in-depth, remarkably candid interviews with those who planned Operation Desert Storm and those who fought its battles. These include key decision makers such as Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and Margaret Thatcher. It also includes vivid commentary by U.S and British commanders on the ground, the war stories of soldiers and airmen captured by the Iraqis, and interviews with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and a top Iraqi intelligence official.

Transcripts of the video
Part A
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/script_a.html
Part B
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/script_b.html

Readings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/appendix/readings.html

Maps
Link to each of them
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/maps/

Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/cron/

Weapons
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/

Oral History
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/

a. The Decision Makers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/decision.html

Colin Powell
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/powell/1.html
Dick Cheney
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/cheney/1.html
James Baker
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/baker/1.html
Margaret Thatcher
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3es.gif
Robert Gates
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3fs.gif
Richard Haass
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/art/oral3hs.gif
Brent Scowcroft
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/scowcroft/1.html
Mikail Gorbachev
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/gorbachev/1.html

b. The Commanders
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/commanders.html

Norman Schwarzkopf
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/schwarzkopf/1.html
Calvin Waller
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/waller/1.html
Charles Horner
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/horner/1.html
Walt Boomer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/boomer/1.html
Frederick Franks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/franks/1.html
Buster Glosson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/glosson/1.html
Peter de la Billiere
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/billiere/1.html

c. The Iraqis

Tariq Aziz
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/aziz/1.html
Wafic al Samarrai
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/samarrai/1.html

d. The Analysts

Rick Atkinson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/atkinson/1.html
Bernard Trainor
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/trainor/1.html

e. War Stories

Rhonda Cornum
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/5.html
David Eberly
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/1.html
Jeff Tice
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/3.html
Andy McNab
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/2.html
John Peters
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/4.html