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Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

January 17, 2024, marks the 33rd anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, the 42-day, U.S.-led military operation set in motion by President George H.W. Bush to push Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the region the August prior.

Learn more:

Department of Defense: Desert Storm: A Look Back

Britannica History & Society: Persian Gulf War

The Army Historical Foundation: Desert Shield/Storm

National Desert Storm War Memorial