Naval War College Review


My purpose is to address operational issues related to Desert Shield and Desert Storm and implications for employment of U.S, armed forces in the emergent international order. I will structure my comments by asking three questions and, in the answers, will highlight issues and implications by relating Desert Shield to Future Shield and Desert Storm to Future Storm. The questions are: • How do we go about creating Future Shield? • How do we create the correlation of forces necessary to prevail in Future Storm with minimum casualties and damage? • How do we organize to make best use of the forces committed?