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Anniversary of the End of the Gulf War

February 28, 2024, marks the 33rd anniversary of the End of the Gulf War.

“On August 2, 1990, a force of one hundred thousand Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait and overran the country in a matter of hours. The invasion of Kuwait led to a United Nations Security Council embargo and sanctions on Iraq and a U.S.-led coalition air and ground war, which began on January 16, 1991, and ended with an Iraqi defeat and retreat from Kuwait on February 28, 1991.”

Source: Office of the Historian

Learn more:
NPR: Twenty Years Later, First Iraq War Still Resonates
Naval History and Heritage Command: The Gulf War 1990-1991