The Iraq-Kuwait crisis, a critique of United States policy 1990-91.
Author: Henry, Clarence C. Date: 1995 Institution: University of Birmingham Subject:Social Sciences Language: English
Abstract: ". . . argues that the United States manipulated the United Nations mechanism in order to achieve its foreign policy objective of destroying Saddam Hussein's military machine which posed a threat to American interests in the Middle East. The thesis highlights Iraq's position that the US had a covert agenda which during the height of the crisis was either ignored or dismissed. It postulates that the Bush administration pursued maximalist options in its six month pre-war coercive strategy against Iraq, instead of positively pursuing peaceful alternatives such as economic sanctions and diplomacy."