The Persian Gulf War

  • Invasion

    Iraqi tanks & troops invade Kuwait
  • Requests Withdrawl

    UN Security asked for Iraqi withdrawal
  • "Invasion will not Stand"

    President Bush declares "invasion will not stand"
  • Trade and Military Assistance

    UN Security Council imposed international ban on trade with Iraq; King Fahd of Saudi Arabia met with U.S. Defense Secretary Richard Cheney for request of military assistance.
  • U.S. Air Force

    U.S. Air Force fighters arrive in Saudi Arabia
  • Private Isreali Delegations

    Private Israeli Delegation flies to Washington to stress the probability of Iraq's attack on Israel if the war happens.
  • Physical Forces Permission

    UN Security Council gives permission to use physical force against Iraq unless its troops are withdrawn by January 15, 1991
  • Allies

    Allies involved had troops-U.S., France, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, and others
  • Armed Forces

    Congress authorized Bush “to used the United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678”
  • The Beginning of Desert Storm

    Desert Storm begins at 7 p.m. EST (3 a.m. Jan. 17 in Iraq) with massive air and missile attacks on targets in Iraq, Kuwait.
  • Bombing Iraq

    Operation Desert Storm-bombing campaigns against Iraq’s command & control, infrastructure, & military assets.
  • Last Missile

    Last Tomahawk missiles attack Baghdad airfield.
  • Promotion of Iraqi Withdrawl

    Yevgeni Primakov arrives in Bagdad to promote Iraqi Withdrawal.
  • Bush's Opinion on Withdrawl

    Radio Baghdad suggests Iraq willing to withdraw, Bush rejects proposal as a “cruel hoax."
  • Taking Kuwait City

    Operation Desert Sabre (Allied troops) take Kuwait City after moving from Saudi Arabia.
  • End of War

    President Bush declared cease-fire.