War Images and Pictures
Norman Schwarzkopf gives one of his famous
Gulf War Briefings
War Pictures and
growing tension between the two Persian
Gulf neighbors, Saddam Hussein
concluded that the United States and
the rest of the outside world would not
interfere to defend Kuwait. On August
2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait
and quickly seized control of the small
nation. Within days, the United States,
along with the United Nations, demanded
Iraq's immediate withdrawal. U.S. and
other UN member nations began deploying
troops in Saudi Arabia within the week,
and the world-wide coalition began to
form under UN authority.
January of 1991, over half a million
allied troops were deployed in Saudi
Arabia and throughout the Gulf region.
Intense diplomacy between U.S. and
Iraqi officials failed to bring an
Iraqi withdrawal, so, on January 16,
1991, Allied forces began the
devastating bombing of Iraq and her
forces in Kuwait.
are pictures and images of the 1991
Gulf War against Iraq.
Images and Pictures
Civilian with a gasmask during 1991 Gulf
Lockwood and Saddam Hussein before the
1991 Gulf War
"Highway of Death" where American
warplanes hit the Iraqi army as it
attempted to leave Kuwait
Iraqi tank highlighted by the burning
Kuwaiti oil wells.
howitzers of the 18th Field Artillery
Brigade firing on February 24, 1991 (the
first day of the ground offensive) from
positions in southern Iraq.
Iraqi Air Force Su-25 FROGFOOT at Jalibah
air base in southern Iraq, March 4,
George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara
Bush visiting American troops in Saudi