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08/08/1990 Iraq occupies Kuwait

The Iraqi Army's occupation of Kuwait was met with international condemnation and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the UN Security Council. Together with the UK's prime minister Margaret Thatcher, George Bush deployed US forces into Saudi Arabia and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Invasion of Kuwait 

  • Run-up to the war 

  • Early battles 

  • Counter reconnaissance 

  • Breach 

  • Ground campaign 

  • The end of active hostilities 

  • Coalition involvement 

  • Casualties 

  • Controversies 

  • Cost 

  • Media coverage 

  • Terminology 

  • Technology 

  • Popular culture 

  • Bibliography