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The Gulf War

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Timeline of the Gulf War

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The Gulf War

  1. 1. The Gulf War<br />A Timeline: August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991<br />
  2. 2. The Middle East<br />Where is Iraq?<br />
  3. 3. August 2, 1990<br />Iraq invades Kuwait wanting control of oil<br />
  4. 4. August 5, 1990<br />Iraq – Saddam Hussein<br />United States – President Bush<br />BUSH: Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait “will not stand!” <br />
  5. 5. Cheney and King Fahd meet – Saudi Arabia wants US help<br />August 6, 1990<br />
  6. 6. US Air Force Fighter planes gather in Saudi Arabia<br />August 8, 1990<br />
  7. 7. September 18, 1990<br />Stormin’ Norman<br />
  8. 8. October 10, 1990<br />One Corps formed to combine allied efforts<br />
  9. 9. November 29, 1990<br />UN Security Council: Iraq must be removed from Kuwait<br />
  10. 10. Tariq Aziz, Foreign Minister of Iraq and James Baker, US Secretary of State at the failed Geneva Peace Conference<br />January 9, 1991<br />
  11. 11. January 12, 1991<br />Congress authorizes use of force<br />
  12. 12. January 15, 1991<br />Deadline Passes for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait<br />
  13. 13. January 17 and 18, 1991<br />
  14. 14. January 29th – February 1st, 1991<br />Battle of Khafji<br />Allies move in on Iraqi positions in Kuwait, liberating Khafji<br />
  15. 15. Allied forces make simultaneous strikes upon Iraq by land, air, and sea<br />February 1-6, 1991<br />
  16. 16. February 13th, 1991<br />Al FirdosBunker housing civilians struck by US bombs<br />
  17. 17. February 15 & 16, 1991<br />Radio Baghdad<br />GHW Bush<br />Baghdad Radio broadcast indicating Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait labeled “cruel hoax” by Bush <br />
  18. 18. February 18 – 21, 1991<br />Two US ships strike Iraqi mines – President sets February 23 as new deadline for Iraqi withdrawal<br />
  19. 19. Kuwait City – modern and flourishing – fled by Iraqi forces when Army special forces teams move in<br />February 23 - 26<br />
  20. 20. February 26, 1991<br />Battle of 73 Easting - decisive tank battle against Republican Guard<br />
  21. 21. February 28, 1991<br />Ceasefire<br />Surrendering Iraqi soldiers<br />
  22. 22. After the Ceasefire<br />
  23. 23. US General Schwarzkopf meets with Iraqi generals at Safwan for terms of peace<br />March 3, 1991<br />
  24. 24. March 5, 1991<br />Gulf War Allied POWs following release<br />
  25. 25. Victory Parade – New York, New York<br />June 8, 1991<br />

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