My Desert Shield/Storm Experience
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Fort Bliss United States
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Desert Shield and Desert Storm were critical military operations in maintaining some kind of stability in the Middle East region. The primary reasons for these operations were to prevent a possible invasion of Saudi Arabia, and to liberate Kuwait from invading Iraqi forces. After Saddam Hussein defied sanctions and refused several requests from the United Nations to withdraw from Kuwait, a coalition force of about 20 nations initiated military action to forcefully eject invading Iraqi troops. The result was a decisive victory for the US-led coalition force, which drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait with minimal coalition casualties. This is my experience as I recall serving in these operations.
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