In the early hours of August 2, 1990, one hundred thousand mechanized troops of Saddam Husseinas Iraqi army roared and rumbled across the border into Kuwait. By noon of August 4, the tiny, oil-rich nation belonged to the Iraqi invaders. When informed of Iraqas unprovoked aggression, U.S. President George H. W. Bush said, aThis will not stand.a In defense of Saudi Arabia and stability in the Middle East, he drew a line in the sand. Operating under the umbrella of the United Nations, President Bush assembled a multinational coalition and prepared for war. Over the next five months, Saddam refused to accept UN diplomatic efforts for Iraqas complete withdrawal from Kuwait. He ignored a UN ultimatum to withdraw by January 15, 1991. On January 17, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Iraqis reaped the lethal consequences of their leaderas aggression and defiance. A huge coalition air armada struck Baghdad and ushered in a new era of high-tech warfare.F-4G (Wild Weasel)aA specially equipped jet fighter aircraft used to detect and destroy enemy radar and missile ... radar. F-16A/C (Fighting Falcon)aA single- engine, single-seat jet fighter known for its high maneuverability. ... FM 100-5: OperationsaU.S. Army field manual used to plan air/land operations for Desert Storm.
|Title||:||Overview of the Persian Gulf War, 1990|
|Author||:||Earle Rice Jr.|
|Publisher||:||Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. - 2009-03-01|