Gulf War

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Gulf War

n.
A war that began in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and ended in 1991 when a coalition of countries led by the United States expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait and destroyed much of Iraq's military capability. Also called Persian Gulf War.

Gulf War

n
1. (Historical Terms) the war (1991) between US-led UN forces and Iraq, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
2. (Historical Terms) See Iran-Iraq War

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n.
a conflict (Jan.–Feb. 1991) between Iraq and the United States and its allies to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invadersGulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
2.Gulf War - 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
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The resulting conflict became known as the Gulf War of 1990-1991, when the US led the most diverse coalition of nations in recent history in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to oust Iraqi forces that had invaded Kuwait.
Norman Schwarzkopf--and other military leaders executing Operation Desert Storm had Vietnam, and the hard lessons learned there, in their memories, as well.
There isn't a lot of change or difference [between Desert Storm and what] service members face today," added Prater, who went on to deploy to Iraq both in 2004 and 2010.
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The savage battle at the north-south gridline called 73 Easting is the location where American forces methodically, skillfully, and quickly destroyed the overwhelmed Iraqis in their defensive positions during Operation Desert Storm.
SALTS was chartered in 1991 by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) to develop a solution for transmitting and receiving Military Standard Requisitioning & Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) data from the desert during Operation Desert Storm.
On the 20th anniversary of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, US Airmen might say the same about those two operations.
New book is a riveting historical novel about the civilians during Operation Desert Storm.
After Desert Storm, the Defense Department trained and equipped its forces for another Desert Storm, and it did it well, he says.
Gainey's other assignments include: Program Analyst, Unites States Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Rock Island; Executive Officer, 2nd Area Support Group, 22nd Support Command and Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia; S-2/S3, 702nd Transportation Battalion, 711th Transportation Group, 22nd Support Command and Operation Desert Storm (Residual Force), Saudi Arabia; Division Transportation Officer, 24th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Stewart, Ga.
Chipman's article is very readable, while applying superb scholarship in explaining how the air plan for Desert Storm developed.