The Gulf War was an armed campaign waged by a United States-led coalition of 35 countries against Iraq in response to the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The Iraqi military invaded the neighbouring State of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 and fully occupied the country within two days.
- 2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991, (Operation Desert Shield), 17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991, (Operation Desert Storm), (6 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)
- Coalition victory, Expulsion of Iraqi military forces from Kuwait, Kuwaiti independence restored, Destruction of Kuwaiti and Iraqi infrastructure, Iraqi rocket attacks on Israel, Establishment of Iraqi no-fly zones, Sanctions against Iraq imposed by the United Nations Security Council, UNSC Resolution 687 establishes ceasefire terms; beginning of the Iraq disarmament crisis, UNSC Resolution 689 establishes the United Nations Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission to monitor the international border between Iraq and Kuwait, Ba'athist government retains power in Iraq, Beginning of Iraqi anti-government uprisings, Expulsion of Palestinians from Kuwait
16/01/1991 · Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, (1990–91), international conflict that was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region.
The Gulf War started on August 2, 1990 when the forces of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded oil-rich Kuwait. Hussein hoped that Kuwait's oil reserves would help to pay off the massive debt Iraq had accrued in its recent war with Iran, as well as give Iraq significant bargaining power as the gatekeeper to Middle Eastern oil.
02/08/1990 · On 2 August 1990 Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, a tiny oil-producing state in the Persian Gulf. The response of the international community was swift. The United Nations demanded Iraqi withdrawal and imposed a trade embargo.
09/11/2009 · The Gulf War Begins On November 29, 1990, the U.N. Security Council authorized the use of “all necessary means” of force against Iraq if it did not withdraw from Kuwait by the following January 15.
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The Gulf War provides new data and insights into virtually every aspect of the war and the size and nature of the forces engaged. It examines each of the major new tactics and technologies that shaped the outcome the war.
07/01/1996 · This stirring two-part series follows individuals who are affected by strange illnesses when they return home from the Persian Gulf. Jim Tuite (Ted Danson, "Cheers"), an ex-Presidential Secret Service agent working for Senator Donald Riegle (Brian Dennehy, "First Blood"), not only finds that veterans suffer from Gulf War Syndrome but believes that the government is trying to cover it up.