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Operation Desert Storm
Transcript of Operation Desert Storm
Why? August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait.
August 7, 1990, Operation Desert Shield begins
August 1990, U.S. gives Iraq ultimatum to leave Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991.
Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm/air war begins.
February 24, 1991 ground war begins.
February 25, 1991, troops ordered to withdraw from Kuwait.
March 1, 1991, cease fire terms made in Iraq.
April 11, 1991, cease fire terms takes effect. How did it happen? In the end, Iraq did not leave Kuwait unharmed. As they left, they detonated bombs and other explosives at many of Kuwait's oil wells. It soon escalated when Iraq dumped oil into the Persian Gulf. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi soldiers died, but only 148 Americans died in battle. Operation Desert Storm Iraq- invaded Kuwait
Suddam Hussein- the dictator of Iraq
Kuwait- tiny country, who served as a major oil supplier to the United States
Saudi Arabia- Another exporter of oil, neighbored Kuwait and was threatened by Kuwait's Iraqi take-over.
United States- defended Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, in the deployment of Operation Desert Shield.
UN- France, Britain, U.S., Russia (despite being an ally of Iraq), voted on the U.S.'s intervention in Saudi Arabia. By:
-Jacquelyne Beverly Involved: When: United States, Washington. National Guard Bearu. Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Timeline. Washington: American Forces Press Services, 2000. Web. <http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=45404>. ushistory.org, . "Operation Desert Storm." U.S. History Online Textbook (2008): n.pag. Web. 22 May 2013. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/60a.asp>. Operation Desert Storm, a UN military action against Iraq, who had invaded Kuwait, a major supplier of oil to the United States. Sources: Saddam Hussein Kuwait & it's borders Operation Desert Storm happened because Iraq invaded Kuwait, a major supplier of oil to the United States, and threatened Saudi Arabia, which was also a major supplier of oil to the United States. If Saudi Arabia fell to Iraq, Suddam Hussein would control 1/5 of the worlds oil supply. The United States deployed troops to Kuwait to help them in the fight with Iraq. The US then gave Iraq (Suddam Hussein) an ultimatum to leave Kuwait or face war, by several other national forces. Once the date of the ultimatum passed, Iraq was still in Kuwait, Operation Desert Storm officially began.
US military air forces began bombing Iraqi military targets for several weeks. In retaliation, Iraq shot Scud missiles at US military barracks in Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Soon ground war broke out and Kuwait was declared liberated, 100 hours after the ground attack began. American foot soldiers moved through Kuwait into Southern Iraq. Iraq soon agreed to a cease fire. IRAQ