Saudi Arabia has not hosted US forces since 2003 when they withdrew following the end of the war with Iraq.The US presence in Saudi Arabia lasted 12 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm
in 1991, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
1991: US-led allied air forces launched Operation Desert Storm
, the campaign to expel Iraqi invaders from Kuwait.
Air attacks to start Operation Desert Storm
to liberate Kuwait
Army 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm
He spent 21 years in the Army that included time serving in Operation Desert Storm
, South Korea and Germany.
For Operation Desert Storm
, INSCOM elements played significant roles at several of CENTCOM's joint intelligence centers, and the 513th's echelons above corps operations center was expanded by a full battalion and placed in support of ARCENT's G-2.
The author, a combat veteran and defense and foreign policy consultant, relates the stories of five military battles of the 20th century that changed the face of modern war: the Battle of Mons in 1914 between the British Expeditionary Force and the Germans, the Battle of Shanghai in 1937 between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Chinese army, the destruction of the German Army Group Center in 1944 by the Red Army, the counterattack across the Suez in 1973 between the Egyptians and the Israel Defense Forces, and the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
. He details how strategy, technology, and military organization interacted in each battle in the context of national culture, history, and human capital.
He served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy and received training at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida prior to deployment to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm
. He was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals for leadership shown during wartime.
In 1991, they were the first Prowler squadron to support Operation Desert Storm
. During NATO's Operation Deny Flight in 1994, the "Scorpions" were first to the fight once more onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
More than 4,000 DAV members, their families and veteran supporters took part in a discussion on DAV's Facebook page concerning the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm
1991: Operation Desert Storm
begins as Gulf War Allies send hundreds of planes into Iraq - but Saddam Hussein, above, remains defiant.