War in Iraq

Hannah Barker

Desert Storm/Gulf War:

May 28-30, 1990: Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein says that oil overproduction by Kuwait and United Arab Emirates was an ''economic warfare'' against Iraq.

July 22, 1990: Iraq begins deploying troops to the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border and building a massive military buildup.

August 2, 1990:About 100,000 Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait, initiating the Gulf War. The U.N. Security Council demanded Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait immediately and unconditionally.

August 4, 1990: Kuwait was under Iraqi control after Saddam Hussein declared a victory over Kuwait.

August 7, 1990: The United States launched Operation Desert Shield. First U,S. troops arrived in Saudi Arabia.

August 8, 1990: Saddam Hussein proclaimed the annexation of Kuwait.

August 12, 1990: Naval blockade of Iraq begins.

September 14, 1990: United Kingdom and France announce the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia.

November 29 1990: The U.N. security Council passed Resolution 678 setting a deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait before January 15, 1991, or face military action.

January 16, 1991: First U.S. government statement of Operation Desert Storm made.

January 22, 1991: Iraqi troops begins blowing up Kuwaiti oil wells.

January 25, 1991: Iraqi troops dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into the Persian gulf.

March 3, 1991: Iraq accepts the terms of ceasefire from the U.N. Security Council.

Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn:

March, 2003: U.S. forces invaded Iraq, threatening to destroy their weapons, to free the Iraqi people and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. He was captured in December of 2003, tried and was hung on December 30, 2006.

June 30, 2009: U.S. troops withdraw from Baghdad and other Iraq cities. A Status of Forces agreement (SOFA) was put in place between the U.S. and Iraq.

December 18, 2011: The last U.S. soldiers leave Iraq. This war costed them (the U.S.) nearly 800 billion dollars.

Other Countries Involved (Multi-National Force)

United Kingdom: 2003-2009

Australia: 2003-2009

Poland: 2003-2008

Republic of Korea: 2003-2008

Italy: 2003-2006

Georgia (USSR): 2003-2008

Ukraine: 2003-2008

Netherlands: 2003-2005

Spain: 2003-2004


A history of the Iraq War in 5 minutes

Post War Occupation Zones in Iraq 2003:

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Current Situation of Iraq:

Currently in Iraq they are dealing with a lot of struggles set off from the war with the U.S. in 2003. There are lots of different political views in Iraq and they are struggling to decide which one should be the dominate political view. Because of this arguments there have been dealing with a lot of sectarian violence. They are blowing people up and killing thousands of innocent people.


1.One way how War in Iraq could connect to our past learning is because the current situation in Iraq is a lot like the holocaust because in Iraq they are killing many innocent people because of the different political views.

2. Another way War in Iraq could connect to our past learning is because Saddam Hussein gassed people just like the Jews were gassed by Hitler.

3.The last way War in Iraq could connect to our past learning is because just like a variety of countries got involved in WWI and WWII, there were many countries that got involved in Operation New Dawn/ Operation Iraqi Freedom.


1. What were some of the other countries involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn that helped the U.S.?

2.Why did Iraq get invaded in Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn?

3.Why did the U.S. invade Iraq during the Gulf war/ Desert Storm?

4.What were the main differences as to why they invaded Iraq in 1990 than 2003?

5.What is Iraq's current (2014) situation that they are struggling with?

Works Cited:

Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2014.

"Geography." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2014.

"U.S. War Gains in Iraq Now Lost or Threatened." USA Today. Gannett, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.

"Timeline of the Gulf War." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.

"Interview of Joanne Palella, Persian Gulf War (Primary Source Interview) | Historymartinez's Blog." Historymartinezs Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.