Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, by David F. Winkler

By David F. Winkler

Host to the U.S. military for almost six many years, Bahrain has been a steadfast American best friend within the turbulent center East. Its specific dating with the U.S. developed via a sequence of friendships among Bahrain s ruling Al Khalifa royal relatives and most sensible U.S. army flag officials assigned to the fleet within the Gulf. through the years it has develop into a strategic partnership severe to international security.

As naval historian David F. Winkler examines those constructing relationships, he deals a desirable review of Bahraini historical past, the access of yankee humanitarian and monetary pursuits, the institution of an American naval presence within the chilly warfare, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and the downfall of the Iranian shah, between different matters. the writer tells the tale from either Bahraini and American perspectives.

Given U.S. dedication to the zone and its concurrent pursuits of scuffling with the worldwide warfare on terrorism and setting up democracy, this booklet presents a tremendous old context for these drawn to an important side of yankee international relatives. whereas many works describe the heritage of U.S. diplomatic and army involvement within the Gulf, this is often the 1st to hide intensive the historical past of the U.S. army in Bahrain.

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