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The Persian Gulf War Essay

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The Gulf war is a conflict between Iraq and UN coalitions, mostly led by United States. The mission was to liberate Kuwait and prevent Iraq from taking over Kuwait. The Gulf War had a great impact on Kuwait socially and economically, the process of rebuilding the economy has been hard for Kuwait.
First, Iraq finally invades Kuwait, its oil-exporting country, on August 1990, United States and 35 other nations were involved in this war because the United Nations wanted to get Kuwait back from Iraq.
The fifth say of the war, United States started to deploy Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Coast Guards to Saudi Arabia, where the military base was located at. Before sending the equipment, ...view middle of the document...

When United Nations allowed the supporting countries to attack Iraq, they lost miserably.
Air campaign started on January 17, 1991; the operation was named Operation Desert Storm. A lot of high technology equipment was used in the Gulf War. For the Marine section, 2 Mobile Station were used USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and USS Independence and their escorts. For the Battleships, USS Missouri and USS Wisconsin were used as main Battleship. U.S was using various Aircrafts but the main one was US Air Force F-15s from Langley Base, Virginia. 8 AH-64 apache helicopters from U.S. destroyed Iraqi radars, so that the Iraqis’ can’t find out that planes were coming. U.S. sent ten F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighters under the protection of three of EF-111s bombed Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, after first massive attack on Baghdad, U.S. Navy launched BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles on Baghdad. The attack towards Baghdad was continued for several hours
The Gulf War was also known as “computer war,” since a lot of advanced weapons such as, cruise missile also known as “smart bomb;” cluster munitions and BLU-82 “Daisy Cutters” were also used. EF-11 radar jammar and F-117A stealth planes were used a lot to interfere with Iraqis’ SAM system, so that they can’t hear any of U.S. and Coalitions conversation and can’t track them.
After the damage U.S. and coalitions did, Iraqis’ sent 115 to 140 MIGs’ to Iran, to prepare attack towards U.S. and Coalitions. When MIGs’ were getting transferred to...

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