Persian gulf war



A war between the forces of the United Nations, led by the United States, and those of Iraq that followed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. The United Nations forces, called the Coalition, expelled Iraqi troops from Kuwait in March 1991.

Note: His rallying of the U.N. against the invasion of Kuwait is considered the high point of George H. W. Bush’s presidency.

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