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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At the ostensible conclusion of 1991's Operation Desert Storm, the US's intangible, informational combat mission which time has only recently designated Gulf War I, CNN's real-time coverage of the events made a constant spectacle of the blazing infernos that were laying waste to as many as 500 Kuwaiti oil fields.
In Gulf War I, only 146 Americans were killed by Iraqis (or, in some cases, friendly fire), while more than 180 have been killed by veterans of that war since it ended.