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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Less than a week after the outbreak of the first Gulf War, Chris Ryan and seven fellow SAS soldiers were dropped by helicopter deep in the Iraqi desert.
There were reports after the first Gulf War that allied troops had accepted archaeological artefacts which they had brought home and gave as gifts to loved ones.
According to Senator McCain: "We learned the lessons of Vietnam, and we employed those lessons in the first Gulf War and other minor engagements but we seem to have forgotten them in the conduct of this conflict and it's costing us an enormous amount - not just in Iraq but all over the world.
I think those soldiers who served in the first Gulf War and have suffered from Gulf War Syndrome would be thankful for such an award.
First Gulf War veteran Steven Graham, a 39-year-old staff sergeant, was told he would be jailed after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court.
In 1991, after being given a series of inoculations in the build-up to the first Gulf War, he resigned with ill-health.
Veterans of the first Gulf War say they suffer more health problems than other servicemen, research shows today.
They ended up going to the Middle East for the first Gulf War.
The research, conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was said to be the first epidemiological study of reproductive health among UK troops serving in the first Gulf War.
Following the first Gulf War, neoconservative policy intellectuals like Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and William Kristol formed the Project for the New American Century, a think tank which advocates many of the policies--from neo-imperialism to "pre-emptive" war--that would come to inform the Bush administration's post 9/11 national-security policy.
The former Newcastle University student said she welcomed the breakthroughs in technology since the first Gulf War.
Prior to the first Gulf War in 1991--and despite Saddam Hussein's despotism--Iraq had been a developing nation on the move from the third to the second world.
Stop the War Coalition claims 500,000 children have died since sanctions were imposed following the first Gulf War in 1991 and the coalition believes more children will suffer as a result of war.
In addition, Clifton served as a United States Air Force officer and pilot for 24 years, which included assignments commanding an Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron, serving as Deputy Director of Conventional Operations and Training Division, and commanding an A-10 squadron in the first Gulf War.