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  Persian Gulf - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس, Arabic: الخليج الفارسي) is an extension of the Gulf of Oman in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf, called the Persian Gulf States, are (clockwise, from the southeast): United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest, and Iran in the north.
In 1991 the Persian Gulf again was the background for a Persian Gulf War as Iraq invaded Kuwait and was subsequently pushed back during what is now predominantly known as the Persian Gulf War, despite the fact that this conflict did not focus primarily on the Persian Gulf.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /persian_gulf.htm   (491 words)

 Gulf War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1991 Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States.
According to "Gulf War Air Power Survey" by Thomas A. Keaney and Eliot A. Cohen, (a report commissioned by the U.S. Air Force; 1993-ISBN 0-16-041950-6), there were an estimated 10-12,000 Iraqi combat deaths in the air campaign and as many as 10,000 casualties in the ground war.
The Gulf War was a heavily televised war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_War   (7685 words)

 First Gulf War
The war that we view in retrospect as a disastrous and costly war was conceived by Saddam Hussein as a limited conflict against a fragile Iran.
First of all, seventy-five percent of the Iraqi army was Shiite while the government itself was Sunni.
The war is little known today and even before Desert Storm, the Second Gulf War, few people cared or thought it significant that modern weapons and mediaeval courage were vying on the battlefield for dominance.
www.geocities.com /brianjamesdunn/fgwsummaryforweb.html   (12747 words)

 Desert Storm I: 1990-1991
The Persian Gulf War of 1991--from January 16 to February 28--was fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence.
Britain had found the Falklands War with marines and paratroopers; this war was fought with tanks and mechanized infantry instead.
After the war, Secretary of State James Baker undertook several trips to the Middle East in an effort that resulted of an international conference on Arab-Israel peace jointly sponsored by the United States and the Soviet Union in Madrid in October 1991.
www.cryan.com /war   (1405 words)

 First Gulf War continues
When we went into the Gulf War, we were assured that it would not be another Vietnam, but that's exactly what it was.
America has never started a war of aggression, but in a very real sense, this is not a war of aggression.
Had the inspections been given a fair chance and the opinions of our allies and the international community respected, it might have turned out in a month or two or three that there was truly no alternative to the use of military force to disarm Iraq and enforce the various UN resolutions.
www.freep.com /voices/letters/ewar22_20030322.htm   (1186 words)

 Gulf War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1991 Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States.
Canada was one of the first nations to agree to condemn Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and it quickly agreed to join the U.S. led coalition.
A crucial result of the Gulf War, according the Gilles Kepel, was the sharp revival in Islamic extremism.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/G/Gulf-War.htm   (6421 words)

 Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
More than a decade after the first Gulf War in 1991, a detailed comparison of the health of veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf region and veterans who served elsewhere has found that the health of the two groups is very similar.
The proportion of Gulf War veterans with these two illnesses is very small, according to lead author Seth Eisen, M.D., physician at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and professor of medicine and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
For the study, researchers performed a detailed series of medical and psychiatric assessments on approximately 1100 veterans deployed to the Gulf War region and 1100 veterans who were not deployed in that war.
mednews.wustl.edu /news/page/normal/5380.html?emailID=0   (763 words)

 Gulf War Health
These symptoms were indeed more common in Gulf War veterans, but have been seen in every war in which the United States has participated.
The majority of symptoms seen after the first Gulf War were due to a specific exposure that has yet to be discovered (e.g., an undiagnosed infection, low levels of nerve gas).
Returning Iraqi War veterans have been exposed to a war with greater numbers of combat and civilian casualties, longer periods of intense fighting and bombings, fear of surprise attacks and ambushes, lack of sleep, harsh weather conditions, and knowledge of the lack of international support and frequent war protests.
www.med.umich.edu /gulfwarhealth   (851 words)

 The History Guy: The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
The first major conflict involving the United States since Vietnam proved to be a catharsis of sorts for the American military and public.
This is not really a surprise, considering the relative brevity of the war compared to the serious long-term consequences of the disease from which many veterans suffer.
Following the end of the war, relations between Iraq and Kuwait deteriorated; with a lack of gratitude from the Baghdad government for help in the war and the reawakening of old issues regarding the border and Kuwaiti sovereignty.
www.historyguy.com /gulfwar.html   (1929 words)

 Persian Gulf Wars
Although the war was a decisive military victory for the coalition, Kuwait and Iraq suffered enormous property damage, and Saddam Hussein was not removed from power.
Subsequently, much of the intelligence used to justify the war was criticized as faulty by U.S. and British investigative bodies, and the U.S.-led occupation forces struggled into 2005 with Islamic insurgencies that military and civilian planners had failed to foresee.
Reaction of Vietnam veterans to the Persian Gulf War.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0838511.html   (1281 words)

 2003 Invasion of Iraq - dKosopedia
Gulf War II or the second Gulf War refers to the war ensuing from the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In the second Gulf War, American President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in order to depose its dictator, Saddam Hussein, who Bush and Co. alleged to possess weapons of mass destruction and was capable of hitting us with his imaginary nukes in 45 minutes.
After a relatively easy invasion, the American forces are bogged down in a markedly under-planned post-war occupation, with little reassuance coming from Bush-administration predictions of relief via quick Iraqization.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Gulf_War_II   (188 words)

 Gulf War Curriculum Guide/Timeline and KEY PLAYERS
Hussein declares a "jihad" or holy war against the U.S. and Israel.
Iraq begins "environmental war" by pumping millions of gallons of crude oil into Gulf.
Schwarzkopf implements the Gulf War's critical "left hook" maneuver as conceived by General Grant's 1863 Civil War campaign at Vicksburg.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/gulfguide/gwtimeline.html   (289 words)

 The First Gulf War and the Army's Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980 at the start of the First Gulf War replicates in size the United States Army commitment currently judged necessary to decisively win a limited conventional war.
During the Second Gulf War (Desert Storm), the Army carried out the prototype MTW with the (vital) support of the Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Air Force.
Although the decisiveness and low American casualties make this war ideal for the prototype, reductions in the size of the Army since 1991 make it impossible to commit this size of a force to another war.
www.geocities.com /brianjamesdunn/lwpsynforweb.html   (583 words)

 First Persian Gulf War (from Iraq) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 and the subsequent Persian Gulf War in January–February 1991 forced Hussein to choose between two allies, the United States and Iraq.
The war led to the rapid defeat of Iraqi military and paramilitary forces and the occupation of Iraq.
In the 450-mile (720-kilometer) stretch between Yucatán and Florida are the Yucatán Channel, the northwestern coast of Cuba, and the Straits of Florida.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-232295   (1067 words)

 The Persian GULF WAR, 1991, TV News Collection
This War Collection, renamed the Gulf War Video Collection by the Library, occupied new facilities in Hornbake Library building 3 September 2002, the 30th anniversary year of the Library's creation at the NAB.
The Gulf War TV News Collection's developer is editor of CBS and Congress: "The Selling of the Pentagon" Papers, a special issue of the Educational Broadcasting Review (EBR), that he edited at the University of Mississippi.
Persian Gulf War TV News Collection is a former faculty research archive at the University of North Alabama.
chotank.com /desertstorm.html   (1876 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | US says 'coalition of willing' grows
Earlier, the president's spokesman, Ari Fleischer, said that the "coalition of the willing" was made up of countries of every race and faith, on every continent, with a population of 1.2bn and a GDP of $21 trillion.
And Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said it was larger than that assembled during the first Gulf War in 1991.
In contrast, the 1991 Gulf War coalition included 34 countries, many of whom provided substantial military assistance, and many of whom were from the Arab world.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2870487.stm   (699 words)

 Iraqi Dupes or Pentagon Promoters? CNN Covers the Gulf War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whatever the Gulf War will do to the political geography of the Middle East and the world, the war changed the landscape of the American and international news media forever.
His first controversial story was his report that an alleged chemical weapons plant destroyed by bombing was, in fact, a baby milk factory that supplied many countries in the Arab world.
All Gulf coverage radiated from the narrowly defined military operation, with hours filled with tedious haggling over minute details of activities in the "theater of operation" and endless speculation on battle strategies.
www.fair.org /extra/best-of-extra/gulf-war-cnn.html   (1438 words)

 frontline: the gulf war | PBS
of "The Gulf War," on January 9, 1996.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, FRONTLINE investigates what really happened during the invasion of Kuwait, the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war and ground assault, and the post-war rebellion inside Iraq.
The two-hour episodes are built around dozens of interviews with key political and military leaders in the U.S., its allies, and Iraq, as well as soldiers on both sides of the front line.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/index.html   (205 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - How do these protests compare with the first Gulf War?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That would have kept the focus on the causes of not just the first Gulf War but on a series of short energy wars that could have followed it.
Many were saying that, whether there is a war or whether we succeed in stopping it, there is a need to keep the pressure up against the junta's imperial, anti-democratic plans.
However, it would do much to increase opposition to the war and to the junta itself if we can connect fossil fuels with pollution and war on the one hand and solar/wind power with a clean evironment and peace on the other.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID60/37811.html   (1305 words)

The only indication of success against the Scuds was the gradual reduction in the number of missiles fired, although a resurgence in firings during the last week of the war tended to cloud this assessment.
This was especially true after the opening of the air war, when the coalition expanded its collection efforts while quickly altering force deployments and carefully denying useful information to Iraq.
Of particular relevance to the Gulf War, it can be stored, protected, and concealed or suppressed, sometimes even from one's own decision makers.
www.iwar.org.uk /iwar/resources/airchronicles/man1.htm   (5577 words)

 AlterNet: War on Iraq: What the First Gulf War Has Wrought
The National Gulf War Resource Center has posted results for the latest study of the first Gulf War, and the numbers are not good.
Additionally, as many as 400,000 soldiers received pyridostigmine bromide (PB pills) and the anthrax vaccine, both of which are known to cause serious illness in a percentage of the receiving population.
There are 504,047 soldiers from the War now eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration.
www.alternet.org /waroniraq/2003/03/000417.html   (201 words)

 etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I dwelled a bit on one of John Kerry's many yet-to-be-exploited-but-blindingly-obvious vulnerabilities: his vote on the 1991 Gulf war.
I noted in that post that the vote could be potentially devastating to Kerry, not so much because it portrays him as soft on national security, but because it makes him look like he takes whichever side of whatever issue happens to be most politically advantageous.
Rather than take a side--albeit the one he thought was most expedient--Kerry actually stood on both sides of the first Gulf war, much like he did this time around.
www.tnr.com /etc.mhtml?pid=1261   (337 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Gulf War: First Strike - Certain Victory (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gulf War: First Strike - Certain Victory (1998)
Gulf War: First Strike - Winds of the Storm, May 29, 2005
understand the Iraq War: by tendays komyathy, like it or not, the Key to the future Middle East is Iraq
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000A02VZ?v=glance   (554 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: America's Battalion: Marines in the First Gulf War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
America's Battalion tells the experiences of one unit, the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, during Operation Desert Storm--the first Gulf War.
Building from interviews with the members of the batallion, Otto Lehrack examines the nature of warfare in the Persian Gulf.
The terrain of the Arabian Peninsula and the disposition of the enemy dictated conventional warfare requiring battalion and regimental assaults coordinated at the division level, so interviewees are primarily the officers and senior
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0817314520   (274 words)

 World History Blog: The First Persian Gulf War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The First Persian Gulf War This is a brief overview of the course of the First Persian Gulf War.
Then, when the deadline was set, it was time to start preparing for the worst-the war.
Other powers were more directly concerned as consumers of Persian Gulf oil, but they were not as eager to commit military force, to risk their youth in battle and to pay for the costs of the war.
world-history-blog.blogspot.com /2004/01/first-persian-gulf-war.html   (540 words)

 Friendly Fire Notebook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the Gulf Campaign (1990-91) approximately 367 Americans lost their lives.
Of all Allied deaths during the Gulf campaign approximately 51% (UN estimate) were due to friendly fire.
The Persian Gulf War Friendly-Fire Notebook's mission is to collect and provide information on the deeply regrettable military incidents during the war that took or impaired the lives of our fellow countrymen and women.
members.aol.com /amerwar/ff/ffg.htm   (122 words)

 ★ Reviews of books about southeast asia
Published in 1972, this was the first printed account of the USA's massive engagement in a "secret" war in Laos.
Covering World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War (with major emphasis on Vietnam), it is clear to see that this book is exceptionally well researched and compiled.
Among some of the superb material is major statistics of the Vietnam war, a huge list of unaccounted for U.S. servicemen with supporting intelligence information, and a timeline overview through the years that shows exactly what has been accomplished by the United States, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos concerning the continuing POW/MIA issue.
southeast_asia.vacationbookreview.com /southeast_asia_20.html   (1910 words)

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