News Display: Gulf War Ground Offensive Begins
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 02/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: George Bush, Gulf War, Iran, Iraq, Middel East, Ronald Reagan

Description/Abstract: News Display: Gulf War Ground Offensive Begins, Friday, 2/24

On February 24, 1991, the United States launched a major offensive against Iraq and Kuwait, stemming from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, a tiny country rich in oil. in August 1990. After four days, Kuwait was freed and President George Bush declared a cease fire. Approximately 10,000 of Iraq's troops were held prisoner and the U.S. Air Force has been established deep within Iraq. The Gulf was code-named Operation Desert Shield and then Operation Desert Storm, and many nations joined the coalition, which proved the largest military alliance since World War II.

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