The Gulf War
How did it affect life in the 1990's?
What Really Happened?
We went to war because Saddam had agreed to not invade Kuwait. Latter on about 2 years after he signed a treaty he invaded. He invaded killing many. Then the United states came in and took Kuwait over. But this all started Because Saddam had said that The people of Kuwait had been stealing oil from a mutual oil field. My father said that Saddam was a crazy man. On November 29, 1990, the U.N. Security Council authorized the use of “all necessary means” of force against Iraq if it did not withdraw from Kuwait by the following January 15. By January, the coalition forces prepared to face off against Iraq numbered some 750,000, including 540,000 U.S. personnel and smaller forces from Britain, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, among other nations.. By mid-February, the coalition forces had shifted the focus of their air attacks toward Iraqi ground forces in Kuwait and southern Iraq. A massive allied ground offensive, Operation Desert Sabre, was launched on February 24, with troops heading from northeastern Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and southern Iraq. Over the next four days, coalition forces encircled and defeated the Iraqis and liberated Kuwait. At the same time, U.S. forces stormed into Iraq some 120 miles west of Kuwait, attacking Iraq’s armored reserves from the rear.