What is Operation Desert Storm?

Operation Desert Storm (the Gulf War) ermerged when Saddam Hussein forces invaded Kuwait. The U.S. became involved at the request of the Saudis and out of concern would Iraqi’s stop at the Saudis’ boarders or continue until they have reached the U.S. A 200,000 plus strong American forces were more than enough to handle the Iraqi attacks. Additional troops were sent approximately 140,000 as well as troops from other countries such as British and French joined the fight. The war lasted for one year from 1990-1991.