Gulf War

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Synonyms for Gulf War

a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders

a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution

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Manama: July 8 -- (BNA) BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met today (Sunday 8 July 2012) with the Arabian Peninsula Desert Shield Forces' commander Major-General Mutleq bin Salim Al-Uzaimi'.
Deployed aboard Eisenhower in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm
A chronology representing a day-by-day accounting of 1990- 91 events in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm can be found in the Current Issue section of Air Force Magazine on-line at http://www.
Among his many sea tours on aircraft carriers, including service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Fitzgerald also deployed with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2002.
I really appreciate the country," said Deach, who served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In that job, Crist was responsible for the basic war plans out of which Desert Shield evolved.
The C-27J Spartan is the latest in a successful tradition of military airlifters including the C-27A Spartan and the G-222, which have been deployed by the United States, NATO, Coalition Forces, the United Nations, and Italy in support of military and humanitarian operations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Panama, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen.
The men and women who served in major conflicts including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield among others, stand for freedom and represent the values that we all hold dear as Americans.
In Oman during Operation Desert Shield, they took part in the largest NVG troop lift ever in Marine Corps history.
For our Air Force, the emerging threats to our nation built on an already high deployment tempo that really began in 1990 with Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
The squadron's last major deployment was in November 1990, when it was called up to support Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in the Persian Gulf.
The articles by Paul Glastris and Scott Shuger remind us that with deficits of $320 billion and $337 billion looming before us in 1991 and 1992, even without including the cost of Desert Shield, it is imperative that we find ways to increase revenues and decrease spending.
The C-27J Spartan is the latest in a long and successful tradition of airlifters, including the C-27A and the G-222, which have been deployed in support of military and humanitarian operations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Panama, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, and Yemen.
In Desert Shield, a single transportation command center handled the job of moving 500,000 troops and six million tons of equipment from a dead start.