By David F. Winkler

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

As naval historian David F. Winkler examines those constructing relationships, he deals a desirable assessment of Bahraini heritage, the access of yank 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 topics. the writer tells the tale from either Bahraini and American perspectives.

Given U.S. dedication to the area and its concurrent pursuits of struggling with the worldwide conflict on terrorism and developing democracy, this e-book offers an incredible old context for these attracted to an important side of yankee overseas family members. whereas many works describe the historical past of U.S. diplomatic and armed forces involvement within the Gulf, this is often the 1st to hide extensive the heritage of the U.S. army in Bahrain.

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