Gulf War Ground Offensive Begins

February 24, 1991

Because Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait failed to meet the withdrawal deadline set by the United Nations, President George H.W. Bush and Congress decided to take military action. Coalition ground forces arrived on February 24, 1991, pushing Iraqi forces down the “Highway of Death” out of Kuwait and forcing a cease-fire after just four days (“Gulf War to Iraq”). Because time on the ground was brief and media access was limited, few widely known images of Operation Desert Storm exist despite technological advances (Manning and Wyatt 2011).


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