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The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a United Nations coalition led by the United States. The stated intention of the war was to liberate the country of Kuwait that was under Iraqi occupation.

American president George H. W. Bush began to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. President Bush also began to urge, under the auspices fo the United Nations, other nations of the world to send their forces to the region. The United Nations coalition building efforts were very successful. By the time fighting began on August 2nd, 1980, thirty-four other nations had committed to the fray. The United Nations coalition, by means of overwhelming force, expelled the Iraqis from Kuwait. The military actions ended on February 28th, 1991.

If you want additional information the following links offer information on the people and politics of the Persian Gulf War. Just click on the site banner and you will be taken to that page. To return to the Lincoln High Roll of Honor you will need to use the back button of you browser.


The Public Broadcasting Site for the News and Documentary show Frontline.  Click here to learn more about the Gulf War


The American Women in Uniform Veterans website.  Click here to learn more about the role of women in the military.



A link to the fog of War site.  History of the Persian Gulf War.


The American Legion Website.  Click here to find out more information on the Gulf War and Veterans Affairs



The Lincoln High Media Center Home page.  Click here to search the media center database for other tools concerning the Persian Gulf War.


The Wikipedia web page.  Click here to learn more about the Persian Gulf War.