War in Iraq
Desert Storm/Gulf War:
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:
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
Republic of Korea: 2003-2008
Georgia (USSR): 2003-2008
Post War Occupation Zones in Iraq 2003:
Current Situation of Iraq:
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.
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?
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