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12/01/1991 Congress authorizes Bush to use military force against Iraq

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George H W Bush Announces War Against Iraq (January 16 1991)

After a series of failed negotiations between major world powers and Iraq, the United States-led coalition forces launched a massive military assault on Iraq and Iraqi forces stationed in Kuwait. This was one of the starting incidents for the Gulf War.
    • Essentials 

    • Dispute over the financial debt 

    • Alleged economic warfare and slant drilling 

    • Iraqi hegemonic claims 

    • Iraqi–U.S. relations 

    • Invasion 

    • Aftermath