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

Gulf′ War′


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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Men and women veterans from both Gulf War eras were more likely to be employed in full-time, year-round jobs than their nonveteran counterparts.
veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War than in other veterans, the committee said.
Texas University's Dr Bart Rypma said 250,000 troops, or 25% of those in the first Gulf War, were diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.
Robert Haley at the University of Texas have identified parts of the brain damaged by various Gulf War exposures.
700 of the 53,000 British Armed Forces personnel involved now suffered from Gulf War Syndrome.
The report, which was sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, builds on the work of an earlier IOM committee that examined the overall health effects of serving in the Gulf War.
Describing the veterans as "forgotten heroes", he claimed they were not getting the medical care they need because Gulf War Syndrome was not recognised.
However, the MoD's official position remains that Gulf War Syndrome is a useful "umbrella term", but comprises too many different symptoms to be characterised as a syndrome in medical terms.
They were health care priority, access to care, undiagnosed illnesses, classification of Gulf War I records, outreach and timeliness.
The memorial honors the Westboro citizens who have served in the Persian Gulf War (Aug.
Veterans who served in both Gulf War era I and Gulf War era II are classified into the latter category.
They also found evidence that suggests an elevated rate of ALS among Gulf War veterans.