THE FIRST GULF WAR
(OPERATION DESERT SHIELD- DESERT STORM)
August 2nd, 1990 ~ February 28th, 1991
Operation Desert Shield was the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia,
and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) was the combat phase,
waged by coalition forces from 35 nations
led by the United States, against Iraq
in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
The war is also known under several other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War,
Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War.