What is Gulf War?

  • (noun): A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991.
    Synonyms: Persian Gulf War
    See also — Additional definitions below

Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) was a war waged by a UN-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Sadam - Postwar Period
... Shi'ite rebellions, had no interest in provoking another war, while Turkey opposed any prospect of Kurdish independence, and the Saudis and other conservative Arab states feared an ... the country never recovered either economically or militarily from the Gulf War ... cited his survival as "proof" that Iraq had in fact won the war against the U.S ...
BLU-114/B "Soft-Bomb" - History and Usage
... cruise missile warhead used in the opening days of the Gulf War, few details of either weapons can be established on an unclassified basis ... During the Gulf War, Iraq responded to the use of this type of munition by disconnecting electrical power grid circuit breakers ... filaments, each far smaller than the crude wire spools used in the Gulf War ...
Saudi Arabia–United States Relations - History - The Gulf War
1990 had sparked the beginning of another bloody war, the Gulf War ... During the Gulf War, the security relationship had greatly increased and strengthened ... After the invasion, Fahad, the king of Saudi Arabia at that time, had officially declared war against Iraq ...

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  • (noun): A dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution.
    Synonyms: Iran-Iraq War

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