SS7H2d. – Top of page 43 in white margin • Explain the USA’s presence and interest in SW Asia; include the Persian Gulf Conflict, and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq
Page 43 on the lines Copy the question and answer.
Who was involved?
• USA, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Egypt, France, Syria, Morocco, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, UAE, and a lot more countries.
Dates • Aug. 2, 1990 – Iraq invaded Kuwait.
• Aug. 8, 1990 –Operation Desert Shield: US troops moved into Saudi Arabia.
• Jan. 15, 1991-War began • Feb. 27, 1991- War ends
• • Saddam Hussein and Iraq invaded Kuwait. Worried that Iraq would continue on to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. • much of the world’s oil reserves.
Outcome • Allies met their goal of moving the Iraqis out of Kuwait in about 43 days. • Saddam Hussein remained in power.
Additional Information • • • • Iraq set oil fields on fire.
Iraq shot missiles at Israel.
200 American troops died.
100,000 Iraqi troops died.