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Title:
No Turning Back. Part 2
Author:
Electric Sky (Firm).
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2013], c1997.
Physical Description:
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Series:
The Gulf War

Gulf War.
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General Note:
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 09, 2013.

Access Video On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents:
Iraq Annexes Kuwait (1:26) -- Refugees Flood Jordan (2:06) -- Iraqi Looters and Mass Graves (2:58) -- Radio Transmissions from Kuwait (1:43) -- Kuwaiti Resistance Seeks Cover (1:58) -- Identity Records Smuggled out of Occupied Kuwait (2:42) -- The Kuwaiti Emir Elicits President G.H.W. Bush's Help (2:03) -- Troop Build Up on the Kuwait Border (2:22) -- Operation Desert Shield (2:13) -- Jordan and Turkey Work for a Peaceful Withdrawal (1:41) -- Syria Joins the Coalition (2:39) -- Soviet Union Central to American Strategy (2:54) -- Saddam Hussein Seeks a Dignified Withdrawal (2:06) -- Arab Nations Join the Coalition. (2:21) -- U.S. Troop Compound in Saudi Arabia (2:12) -- Kuwaiti Resistance Acts (1:58) -- Iraqi Torture and Execution of Kuwaitis (3:27) -- U.N. Resolution 678 (1:58) -- Ultimatum for Iraq (2:05) -- Last Minute Talks in Geneva (4:07) -- Saddam Hussein's Mistaken Assessment (1:21) -- Credits: Part 2: No Turning Back (7107) (0:43)
Abstract:
This program covers the fascinating behind-the-scenes diplomacy that took place as war became inevitable. Former Secretary of State James Baker describes how Saudi Arabia, at the request of the U.S., offered economic aid to the Soviets in return for their support. Baker and an American embassy official describe how the U.S. punished Yemen for not supporting the war by withholding aid, and rewarded Syria for allying itself with pro-war Arab nations. Jordanian Prime Minister Mudar Badran describes his country's problems in dealing with the huge influx of refugees fleeing the impending conflict. Atrocities committed against Kuwaiti nationals by Iraqis are described by a survivor.
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11 & up.
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