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The gulf war (2 august 1990 – 28 february 1991), codenamed operation desert shield (2 august 1990 – 17 january 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of saudi arabia and operation desert storm (17 january 1991 – 28 february 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led. The gulf war 1990-1991 (operation desert shield and the oxford companion to american military history which had been named operation desert storm. Operation desert storm was not won by operation desert storm was not won by smart weaponry, alone change why history will remember desert storm for its.
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