Gulf War

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The (Persian) Gulf War was a 1991 conflict between Iraq and a coalition force from 35 nations authorized by the United Nations (UN) and led primarily by the United States, then under president George H.W. Bush, in order to liberate Kuwait.

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Bush was strongly criticized for allowing Saddam Hussein to remain in power after the war; however, his Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney, predicted that invading Baghdad would lead the US into a quagmire.2007-08-17 TP