||Robert J. Schneller Jr.
||Naval Historical Center
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Historically, America’s interests in the Southwest Asia, Eastern Africa and, particularly, Middle East date almost to the founding of the American nation. since the Second World War, the USN has been the first line of defense for American interests, serving as a force for peace and stability. The United States Navy's presence did play a major role in preventing regional crises from turning into wars, minimizing damage done by regional conflicts. And, in cases where there was no any other alternative, the USN has gone to was by air, sea, and land to defend American interests. This is their story - the illustrated history of American Navy explaining why it is present in the Middle East and what it has been doing there. The work concentrates on the U.S. Navy's command relationships, missiona and roles, as well as the operations in the period leading up to the First Gulf War, the war itself, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It covers all important and interesting operations of the navy, such as the Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Establishment of Fifth Fleet and evolution of NSA Bahrain, many humanitarian operations, containing Iraq, various maritime interception operations, pperation Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism etc. The author of this publication, Dr. Robert J. Schneller Jr., is well qualified to present this well-illustrated and so informative.