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    Operation desert storm

    Post by Admin on Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:24 pm

    What is operation desert storm?

    The Gulf war or better known as the operation desert storm was a war fought by coalition forces from 34 countries led by the United States against Iraq in response to an invasion by Iraq, and the annexation of Kuwait. Operation Desert shield is the military build up of troops by Saudi Arabia in August 2nd, 1990 - 1991. It is also codenamed as the persian Gulf, the Gulf War or the Iraq War. The occupation began in August 2nd, 1990 where it was met by international condemnation. It brought immediate sanctions against Iraq by the UN security Council. The then president at the time was George H.W. Bush, the father of George Bush deloyed forces in Saudi Arabia and urged other countries to send troops as well! The alliance of forces was the largest formed since World War II. Saudi Arabia contributed 36 Billion dollars of the 60 Billion Dollar cost that was paid by other countries.


    You can read more about the war here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War



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