The Persian Gulf War Unit 15 The IranIraq

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■The Persian Gulf War ■Unit 15

■The Persian Gulf War ■Unit 15

The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War The U. S. gov’t restored full Reagan administration diplomatic relations; allowed

The Iran-Iraq War The U. S. gov’t restored full Reagan administration diplomatic relations; allowed did not criticize Saddam for American corporations to sell using chemical weapons. Iraq supplies; billions of In 1988, Dowgave Chemical sold dollars ofof loans; gave to $1. 5 million pesticides intelligence information Iraq which could be usedto as help Iraq fight Iran chemical warfare agents

The Iraq-Kuwait Dispute

The Iraq-Kuwait Dispute

U. S. Response #2: Thewas Iraq-Kuwait Dispute In July, the Pentagon busy developing a

U. S. Response #2: Thewas Iraq-Kuwait Dispute In July, the Pentagon busy developing a plan in the case of an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait or Saudi Arabia or both The U. S. government maintained the stance that the U. S. did not have an opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts but secretly prepared for war if Iraq invaded Kuwait

Iraq Invades Kuwait

Iraq Invades Kuwait

President Bush U. S. Response #3: declared, Iraq Invasion of Kuwait “This aggression will

President Bush U. S. Response #3: declared, Iraq Invasion of Kuwait “This aggression will not stand” & initiated Operation Desert Shield to protect Saudi Arabia Bush organized an international coalition against Iraq: Turkey & Syria closed oil pipelines, the USSR Operation ordered an arms embargo, & a multi-national Desert Shield army was created to protect Saudi Arabia

When Ṣaddam refused to leave Kuwait, U. S. & allied forces launched air strikes

When Ṣaddam refused to leave Kuwait, U. S. & allied forces launched air strikes directed against the Iraqi gov’t & military.

After only 1 month of bombings, U. S. -led U. S. Response #3: Iraq

After only 1 month of bombings, U. S. -led U. S. Response #3: Iraq Invasion the of Kuwait coalition gained air supremacy; destroyed Iraqi Bush initiated supply routes &Operation communications; limited Iraq's Desertto Storm to eject Iraq or chemical weapons ability produce nuclear from Kuwait by force 30% of Iraqi troops deserted before the ground campaign began. By March 1991, Operation Iraq had retreated from Kuwait. Desert Storm