The Gulf War Essay

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The Gulf War



The Gulf War


The Persian Gulf war was launched on January 6, 1991, after international

diplomatic efforts and sanctions had failed to force Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, which

was ilegally invaded on August 2, 1990, by the january 15th deadline set by the united

nations. The 31-nation military moved against Iraq, commanded by U.S. general H.

Norman Schwarzkopf, included forces from the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt,

Britain, Syria, and France. Japan, Germany, and others aided the war effort financially.

The war, code-named Desert Storm, began as a massive air strike carried out on key Iraqi

military targets. The allies quickly gained air superiority; many Iraqi planes were flown to

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