From the moment Iraq invaded Kuwait, CIA officers in Washington and around the world worked to provide intelligence support for the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines deployed to the Gulf.
As the other allies gradually left the coalition, U. A description of conditions in Kuwait as well as Iraqi troop movements to complete a conquest of the small but wealthy emirate.
Iraq was likely to use chemical weapons in a defensive ground war with the Coalition.
When Saddam refused to leave, U. It is also possible. It proved that U. US Interests in the region played a dominant role in the decision to accept the Saudi Invitation to oppose Iraqi aggression.
Some of the topics included: By the time that U. The size and strength of Iraqi forces and the effect of Iraqi ground force restructuring that followed the Iran-Iraq war. Beyond answering these questions, this site is dedicated to recounting a brief history of the war.
Throughout the war, CIA relied on its small number of Iraqi experts to produce reports and briefings for policymakers in Washington and the US military.
Iraq had chemical warheads, and probably biological warheads, for its Scud missiles. The war left many questions unanswered. Estimates of the number of Iraqi troops in the Kuwait theatre range fromtoand estimates of Iraqi military deaths range from 8, toThe air war was a devastating blow to the Iraqi military structure and was a decisive factor in the outcome of the conflict.
Meanwhile, the main U. The allies, by contrast, lost about troops in the conflict. Iraqi documents captured during the ground war indicate that Iraqi regulations called for both offensive and defensive ground force deployments to include chemical decontamination stations.
To date, the US Intelligence Community has not uncovered evidence that Iraq employed chemical weapons during the Gulf war. A brief history of Iraq and some of the factors that lead Iraq to launch an attack on their neighbor to the south.
Four days of fighting was more than the Iraqis could stand. Iraqi ground force deployments in the KTO included chemical decontamination stations, a development that suggested Iraq might have been planning to use, or feared being attacked by, chemical weapons.
The JILEs passed thousands of intelligence cables, photographs, maps, and numerous finished intelligence reports to military units in what had come to be known as the Kuwait Theater of Operations KTO.
It took some time for the allies to build up sufficient force to oppose Iraq. CIA intelligence information and assessments passed to the US military included warnings that:Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, (–91), international conflict that was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, Gulf War.
The Gulf War was perhaps the most efficient war in American History, at least when considering the cost in American lives. It proved that U.S. technology and U.S. military doctrine is a potent force when applied to the world stage.
Nonetheless, CIA believes that Gulf war veterans may benefit from knowing the extent--albeit in summary--of CIA efforts to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Clearly, other US Government agencies and the US military provided extensive intelligence support to US forces deployed in the Gulf.
POSTMORTEM ANALYSIS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR TO: GENERAL CARTER FROM: BEN FINKELSTEIN SUBJECT: CARL VO CLAUSEWITZ AND THE PERSIAN GULF DATE: 2/13/14\ THE PERSIAN GULF In The United States and a coalition of 34 nations invaded Kuwait to throw out Iraqi forces.
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