This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The United States & Minor Wars - The Gulf War - Operation Desert Storm. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Gulf War, code named Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war - in the Persian Gulf region - waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
The first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War presented itself in August 1990. Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, ordered his army across the border into tiny Kuwait. This was no ordinary act of aggression. Iraq's army was well equipped. The United States had provided massive military aid to Iraq during their 8 year war with Iran, giving them the 4th largest army in the world.
The United States passed its first test of the post-Cold War world. Skillful diplomacy proved that the United Nations could be used as an instrument of force when necessary. Although Moscow did not contribute troops to the operation, they gave tacit approval for the attack. The potential for multinational cooperation was demonstrated.
The largest American military operation since Vietnam was completed with smashing success. Most Americans felt confident in their military and technological edge once more. President Bush promptly declared that the "new world order had begun."
The presentation covers the following:
Why Invade Kuwait?
US Interests in Kuwait
Operation Desert Shield
Ultimatum to Iraq
Operation Desert Storm
The Ground War
Scorched Earth by Iraq
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