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  1. Iraq War Operation Desert Storm By: Kelly Meyers

  2. Background Boarders between Iraq and Kuwait in 1923 Kuwait joined Arab League in 1961 Kuwait formed constitution on January 1963 Hussein upset by loss of Kuwait Iraq invades Kuwait

  3. Leading up to War Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990 Hussein had been sending threats previously Norman Schwarzkopf U.S. Commander expected attack Invaded downtown Kuwait rather then Oil Fields

  4. Leading up to the War Iraqi news reached Washington D.C. Pentagon planned to aid Saudi Arabia Dick Cheney and Schwarzkopf met with King Fahd Largest number American forces since Vietnam

  5. Deadline for Hussein 200,000 U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia President Bush ordered 140,000 more troops Received reinforcements from British, French, Egyptian, and Syria November 29 – U.S. passed use of force Iraq needed to be out by January 15

  6. U.S. Superior Air Attack January 16, 1991 First phase of Desert Storm Bomb downtown Iraq Presidential Palace, Communication Centers, Power Stations U.S. only lost two Aircrafts

  7. Scud Missels on Israel 3 A.M. January 17th Iraq fired 7 scud missels on Israel Israel prepared with gas masks Israel wanted to retaliate U.S. influenced Jerusalem not to respond

  8. Scud Missels cont. U.S. did not want a larger war Increased Aircraft sorties aimed at Scud sites Rushed Israel Patriot missel system Intercept incoming scuds

  9. Attack on Khafji January 29 Iraq made their one attack 5th mechanized division captures Al Khafji 8 miles south of Kuwait

  10. Attack on Khafji Iraq resisted Saudi's counterattack Massive American air attacks Saudi’s recaptures land next day Iraqis fled to Kuwait border

  11. Ground Attack Day One February 24th 4 a.m. U.S. entered Iraq Iraq tried many Air Attacks

  12. Ground Attack Day One Allies targeted three venues Kuwait City, Iraqi Flank, Beyond Iraqi lines Marines to Kuwait City without difficulty Minimal American Casualties

  13. Ground Attack Day Two Scud Missels destroyed U.S. barracks 28 U.S. soldiers killed Marines approached Kuwait city Western flank cut off retreat route Casualties were still light

  14. Ground Attack Day Three Largest tank battle in history American armored forces engaged Republican Guard Americans shot heavy armor No American tanks were lost

  15. Ground Attack Day Three February 26th Iraq began to retreat Iraq troops lined Iraqi-Kuwait highway “highway of Death” President bush declared cease-fire Liberation of Kuwait February 27, 1991

  16. Postwar April 5th 1991 U.S. relief supplies to Kurdish refugees U.S. delivered 72,000 pounds of supplies U.S. forces released 71,204 Iraqi prisoners

  17. U.S. Casualties Army: 98 battle , 105 nonbattle Navy: 6 battle , 8 nonbattle Marines: 24 battle , 26 nonbattle Air Force: 20 battle , 6 nonbattle Total: 148 battle , 145 nonbattle