Gulf War - Wikipedia
The Gulf War was an armed conflict between Iraq and a 42-country coalition led by the United States.
Persian Gulf War | Britannica
The Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War (1990–91), was an international conflict triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait to acquire the nation’s large oil reserves, cancel a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expand Iraqi power in the region.
Persian Gulf War: Dates & Operation Desert Storm - HISTORY
The Persian Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm or the First Gulf War, began in 1991 after President Saddam Hussein of Iraq ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait...
Timeline of the Gulf War (1990–1991) - Wikipedia
The timeline of the Gulf War details the dates of the major events of the 1990–1991 war. It began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 and ended with the Liberation of Kuwait by Coalition forces. Iraq subsequently agreed to the United Nations ' demands on 28 February 1991.
The Gulf War (article) | 1990s America | Khan Academy
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. 1
What Was the Gulf War? | Imperial War Museums
See object record. 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. A US-led coalition force made up of nearly one million service personnel from 32 ...
Persian Gulf War summary | Britannica
Persian Gulf War, or Gulf War, (1990–91) International conflict triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990.Though justified by Iraqi leader Ṣaddām Ḥussein on grounds that Kuwait was historically part of Iraq, the invasion was presumed to be motivated by Iraq’s desire to acquire Kuwait’s rich oil fields and expand its power in the region.