Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Timeline 1
First Operation Desert Shield-related U.S. death Aug 22 President George Bush authorizes first call-up of Selected Reservists to active duty for 90 days, by executive order
Desert Shield/Desert Storm Basic Timeline
An Air Force sergeant became the first fatality of Operation Desert Shield when he was hit by a military truck in Saudi Arabia. August 22 - President George Bush issued an executive order authorizing the first call-up of Selected Reservists to active duty for 90 days.
Bush orders Operation Desert Shield - HISTORY
On this day in 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2.
Operation Desert Shield
SAN ANTONIO (AFNS), Aug. 6, 2010 - The day retired Gen. Charles A. Horner received the call 20 years ago that eventually launched Operation Desert Shield he was flying his F-16 Fighting Falcon, engaged in an air-to-air training mission near the North Carolina coast with two F-15 Eagles from Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Gulf War - Wikipedia
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the ...
Operation Desert Shield - Britannica.com
President Bush at once declared Operation Desert Shield and deployed the first of 200,000 American troops to the northern deserts of Saudi Arabia, augmented by British, French, and Saudi units and backed by naval and air forces. It was the largest American overseas operation since the Vietnam War, but its…
Operation Desert Shield - GlobalSecurity.org
Operation Desert Shield. In 1990, fellow Arab Gulf states refused to endorse Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's plan to cut production and raise the price of oil, leaving him frustrated and paranoid.
Operation Desert Storm [ushistory.org]
In the last months of 1990, the United States participated in the defense of Saudi Arabia in a deployment known as Operation Desert Shield. Over 500,000 American troops were placed in Saudi Arabia in case of an Iraqi attack on the Saudis.