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 ^1 1 start ...
The Gulf War | FRONTLINE | PBS
The Gulf War. Marking the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, FRONTLINE investigates what really happened during the invasion of Kuwait, the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war and ...
Gulf War: 30 years on, the consequences of Desert ... - The Conversation
The 1991 Gulf War was seen as the start of an age of peace, but paved the way for much future conflict. Gulf War: 30 years on, the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us Menu Close
Gulf War | National Air and Space Museum
The Gulf War, also known as the Persian Gulf War, was an international conflict that occurred as a result of Iraq invading Kuwait in 1990. The war lasted from 1990-1991 and prompted a large response led by the United States and the United Nations. Exhibition. National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Milestones: 1989–1992 - Office of the Historian
The Gulf War, 1991. At the end of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980–1988, Iraq emerged with its state intact and a reinforced sense of national pride, but laden with massive debts. Iraq had largely financed the war effort through loans, and owed some $37 billion to Gulf creditors in 1990. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein called on the United Arab ...
The First Gulf War - Short History - Office of the Historian
The First Gulf War. Of all the policy successes during this era, the Department of State and President Bush are most clearly associated with the successful effort to roll back the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. President G. H.W. Bush visiting the Troops during the First Gulf War. When Saddam Hussein invaded his small, oil-rich neighbor in the summer ...