Plan to Address Issues Related to the Persian Gulf Crisis, National Security and International Affairs Division [open pdf - 294KB]
"Operation 'Desert Shield' has become one of the most significant multinational military operations in the past 40 years - one that holds long-term implications for the United States. How well the United States will fare in the crisis and the aftermath is uncertain at this point. However, it could be a significant sign of our military posture and standing in world affairs into the next century. We have prepared this plan to guide our efforts in evaluating issues arising from the Persian Gulf crisis. We have received several requests from the Congress related to some of these issues and expect to receive other requests. Our work is intended to assist US. policymakers, government administrators, and legislators in decisions they face as events unfold in the region."
General Accounting Office: http://www.gao.gov