The Persian Gulf War<br />By: Daniel Egozi<br />
Iraq Invades Kuwait<br /><ul><li> August 2 1990
 Kuwait had oil
 Iraq considered Kuwait to be part of Iraq
 After previous war with Iran, Iraq-Kuwait relations fell apart</li></li></ul><li>The U.S. Gets Involved<br /><ul><li> Sad...
 U.S. and the U.N. demand Saddam withdraws his armies
 Economic sanctions/naval blockade put on Iraq
 Iraq continues to invade Kuwait
 U.S. begins deploying troops in Saudi Arabia</li></li></ul><li>Operation Desert Shield/Storm<br /><ul><li>King Fahd of Sa...
 U.S. doesn’t want Iraq to gain control of Saudi oil
 U.S. launches operation Operation Desert Shield to protect Saudi Arabia
 Operation Desert Storm is then launched
 It was the air campaign where Iraqi forces were bombed </li></li></ul><li>World Joins Battle<br /><ul><li> 34 countries c...
 U.S. was 73% of the 956,600 troops
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  1. 1. The Persian Gulf War<br />By: Daniel Egozi<br />
  2. 2. Iraq Invades Kuwait<br /><ul><li> August 2 1990
  3. 3. Kuwait had oil
  4. 4. Iraq considered Kuwait to be part of Iraq
  5. 5. After previous war with Iran, Iraq-Kuwait relations fell apart</li></li></ul><li>The U.S. Gets Involved<br /><ul><li> Saddam Hussein tells rest of world not to get involved
  6. 6. U.S. and the U.N. demand Saddam withdraws his armies
  7. 7. Economic sanctions/naval blockade put on Iraq
  8. 8. Iraq continues to invade Kuwait
  9. 9. U.S. begins deploying troops in Saudi Arabia</li></li></ul><li>Operation Desert Shield/Storm<br /><ul><li>King Fahd of Saudi Arabia asks for U.S. protection from Iraq after Iraq invaded Kahfji
  10. 10. U.S. doesn’t want Iraq to gain control of Saudi oil
  11. 11. U.S. launches operation Operation Desert Shield to protect Saudi Arabia
  12. 12. Operation Desert Storm is then launched
  13. 13. It was the air campaign where Iraqi forces were bombed </li></li></ul><li>World Joins Battle<br /><ul><li> 34 countries contributed to helping Kuwait
  14. 14. U.S. was 73% of the 956,600 troops
  15. 15. Soviet Union supplied Iraq with missiles
  16. 16. Arab nations allied with the U.S.</li></li></ul><li>Iraq Shoots Missiles at Israel<br /><ul><li> Saddam orders his forces to fire missiles at Israel
  17. 17. Goal was to provoke Israel into fighting back
  18. 18. Would cause Arab allies to withdrawal their troops
  19. 19. U.S. offers protection from missiles
  20. 20. Shoots them down so Israel won’t fight back</li></li></ul><li>The War is Over<br /><ul><li> Ground war is launched but only lasts 100 hours
  21. 21. Iraqi soldiers gave up without a fight
  22. 22. The Alliance took back Kuwait
  23. 23. As the Alliance continues to bomb retreating Iraqi forces, rebellion broke out in Saddam’s regime
  24. 24. Iraq agrees to ceasefire on March 3, 1991</li></li></ul><li>Duration and Areas of Combat <br /><ul><li> From August 2 1990 to March 3 1991
  25. 25. Lasted 7 months
  26. 26. Ground fighting took place in some parts of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait
  27. 27. There was bombing all over Iraq and in Kuwait</li></li></ul><li>Outcome and Casualties<br /><ul><li> Saddam retained power
  28. 28. Entire country is left broke
  29. 29. Yemen declares sympathy for Iraq
  30. 30. Saudi Arabia expels over a million Yemeni workers</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Many veterans became sick
  31. 31. Blamed on government
  32. 32. Deformed children</li></li></ul><li>Role of Women<br /><ul><li> Operation Desert Storm was largest deployment of military women in U.S. history
  33. 33. More than 40,000
  34. 34. 15 killed
  35. 35. Integrated into almost every service unit
  36. 36. Worked alongside men</li></li></ul><li>Role of Jews<br /><ul><li> Few Jews fought
  37. 37. Israel played a major role
  38. 38. They were shot at with missiles and didn’t fight back to keep the Alliance intact
  39. 39. Israel did absolutely nothing, yet was being shot with missiles
  40. 40. 2 Israelis died and 230 were injured</li></li></ul><li>Role of African Americans<br /><ul><li> 113,000 fought in the war
  41. 41. General Colin Powell, chief general of the war, is African American</li></li></ul><li>Major Players in the War<br />Colin Powell<br />George Bush<br />Saddam Hussein<br />Margaret Thatcher<br />Dick Cheney<br />Norman Schwarzkopf <br />James Baker<br />
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