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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Conflicts including the first Gulf War, Afghanistan and Kosovo have all seen the GR4 in action as well as during the recent United Nations' intervention in Libya.
The First Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm to Americans, lasted six months and cost the U.
He said: "At the time of the first Gulf War, between 1989 and 1992, he was stationed in Cyprus.
Before his death in March 2001 he blamed nerve agent pre-treatment sets (NAPS) tablets that were given in the run-up to the first Gulf war.
Like the first Gulf War, this would bind the Western nations to join in massive force against the regime.
Asked about this statement later in the day after he had flown from Denver to Phoenix, McCain told reporters he was referring to "the first Gulf War for several reasons"--one of them being "we didn't want them to have control over the oil, and that part of the world is critical to us because of our dependency on foreign oil.
Author Kim Ponders served in active duty in the Air Force during the first Gulf War and was one of the first female aviators in American history to fly in a war zone, so the setting and protagonist in her novel THE LAST BLUE MILE are strikingly realistic portrayals.
John Peters, who came to the world's attention when his Tornado fighter was shot down in the first Gulf War and he was captured and tortured by Saddam Hussein's forces, will tell his story at the Press Club lunch at the Living Room, Broad Street, on Mav 11.
John, 38, who fought in the first Gulf War, is confined to a wheelchair and in so much pain he needs morphine every day.
Contrary to what Bridget Johnson implies, Amnesty International documented, in horrific detail, the many atrocious human-rights violations perpetrated in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, including those against the Kurds in 1988 and against the Shiites and Kurds after the first Gulf War.
Stewart's husband, who also served in the first Gulf War and was stationed in Korea, has yet to receive a memorial marker engraved with the symbol of his faith.
Although veterans of the first Gulf War report significantly more symptoms of illness than soldiers of the same period who were not deployed, a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds no set of symptoms that constitute a syndrome unique to Gulf War veterans.
Set against the backdrop of the first Gulf War and the "Trying Times" Johnny is experiencing at home with his squabbling, neglectful parents, this is a suspenseful and sardonically funny tale by a master of fantasy (known for his Discworld series, which includes The Wee Free Men and other YA titles), with terrific dialog and characters.
Defense analysts believe that the US could be heading for the biggest full-year total since 1993, when the end of the first Gulf War triggered a $42 billion bonanza for defense contractors.