George H.W. Bush
POTUS 1989-93- after Cold War his foreign policy focused on regional conflicts around the world. Started the Persian Gulf War.
Persian Gulf War
1991, a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
Steps to the Gulf War
-UN resolution demands Iraqi troops leave Kuwait
-700,000 troops assembled in Saudi Arabia=Gulf War coaltion
-Coalition also imposes economic sanctions
Operation Desert Storm
Military operations that started on January 16, 1991, with a bombing campaign, followed by a ground invasion of February 23 and 24, 1991. The ground war lasted 100 hours and resulted in a spectacularly one-sided military victory for the US-led Coalition.