Gulf War

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Related to Gulf War I: Operation Desert Storm, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Gulf War II

Gulf War:

see Persian Gulf WarPersian Gulf Wars,
two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.

The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb.
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; Iran-Iraq WarIran-Iraq War,
1980–88, protracted military conflict between Iran and Iraq. It officially began on Sept. 22, 1980, with an Iraqi land and air invasion of western Iran, although Iraqi spokespersons maintained that Iran had been engaging in artillery attacks on Iraqi towns
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A strategy of deterrence: the US military's activity in Gulf War I was disengaged, authoritarian, reliant on spectacle rather than direct confrontation and bears remarkable similarity to the criticism levied at Lessons of Darkness.
We will argue that the main effect of the Gulf war is the destabilization of the Arab political system, moving it to a state of chaos.
In essence the article argues that the second Gulf war is basically an extension and a natural consequence of the first Gulf war between Iran and Iraq.