Military: Persian Gulf War

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Military: Persian Gulf War Gender: N/A
Operation Desert Storm
born on 15 January 1991 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Washington DC, USA, 38n53, 77w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 24°59' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°09 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°05'


American declaration of the war known as the Arabian Gulf Conflict, or Operation Desert Storm, the joining of the U.S. with the Allied campaign against Saddam Hussein. In the events leading up to the decision, Iraq invaded neighboring Kuwait on 8/02/1990. On 1/12/1991, Congress authorized the use of force to combat the invasion. Iraq was given a U.N. deadline for withdrawal by 1/15/1991.

From the time of the first strike, the Persian Gulf War lasted 42 days, a wholly new kind of war with computerized missiles and TV cameras. A cease-fire took effect on 2/28/1991, 8:00 AM, Riyadh. The U.S. counted 390 Americans dead and 458 wounded, along with 510 Allied casualties.

Washington DC hosted a victory parade on 6/08/1991.


Source Notes

John Mazurek writes in Mercury Hour 10/1991, p.43, quoting a news article that appeared in the Santa Rosa Press on 1/18/1991, "On Tuesday, January 15, 10:30 AM, administrations say, President Bush sat in a wingback chair by the fireplace and signed a typed document known as a National Security Directive committing the U.S. military to a war with Iraq."

Gwen Stoney quotes CNN in Australia for the same event as for 11:00 AM.

LMR quotes Rick Atkinson, "The Untold Story of the Persion Gulf War," Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, New York, 1993, pp.24, "In the Oval office, on January 15, 1991, at 1:00 AM, Bush had signed the two-page National Security Directive formally authorizing the attack ..."

Judy Johns reports that Bush announced the war on the following day, January 16, 1991, 12:35 PM, Washington, DC.


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