The 1,000 Hour War: Communication in the Gulf


The 1,000 Hour War was marked by unprecedented speed and force. This book adopts the view that the telecommunications technologies responsible for guiding smart bombs and Patriot missiles to their targets were the same marvels responsible for transmitting to news agencies around the world information about the progress of the war. The 1,000 Hour War was a unique case of military action in that it owed both its prosecution and its coverage specifically to satellites, computers, cellular telephones, microwave relay stations, and a myriad of similar technologies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • William J. Small
  • M. Daviq Arant
  • Marion K. Pinsdorf
  • Linda Jo Calloway
  • Douglas A. Boyd
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994