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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Amini's film, which took home the Cinema Without Borders Best International Film award, is a story about a headstrong woman who survived Iraq's chemical warfare attacks during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and then, during the 1991 Iraq war with the United States, comes across an American soldier who has been shot and left for dead by his captors.
Iran remained neutral during the 1991 Iraq War, while "moderates" such as Rafsanjani ruled Iran, and overt violence against the U.S.
PRESIDENT Bush's father, who fought the 1991 Iraq war, "lost sleep" over his son's plans for a conflict in 2003, a new book has claimed.
"The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism," Powell, a retired general who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the 1991 Iraq war, wrote in his letter.
Record briefly ponders whether the 1991 Iraq war constitutes a third seminal case that could serve as a historical marker, but then suggests not, because it did not entail "bloody and soul-searing foreign policy disasters." Yet it suggests another key issue, namely the recurrent American failure to tie in a war's military ending with political and strategic objectives.