What year did desert shield end?
Operation Desert Shield occurred in 1990 and terminated on or about 15 January 1991 when Operation Desert STORM commenced.
Operation Desert Shield was the name of the first phase of the first Gulf War. The second phase, the liberation of Kuwait, was operation Desert Storm. Operation Desert Shield (Gulf War) was the name of the deployment of allied troops to defend Saudi Arabia from possible invasion by Iraq in 1990, and formed part of the 1990-91 Gulf War.
1990 (Berlin Wall came down in 1989). Paper work was done in 1991. The best way to remember it, is Operation Desert Shield in 1990 (Desert Storm was 1991). Neither operation (campaign) would ever have been conducted had the Soviet Union been intact (cold war still operational). Another words, the US would not have dared to pull off Desert Shield/Storm during the cold war.
Operation Desert Storm was an operation within the Gulf War, which began as a result of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. The ostensible motive of Iraq was to reclaim Kuwait which had been excluded from their mandate in 1918, but it placed Iraq in a position to control the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. The Gulf War happened when it did and not earlier due to the ending of the Cold War, and the…
There was no Gulf War in 1990. Operaton Desert Shield was executed in 1990. Desert Shield was a build up of military forces intended to enforce Iraqi movements OUT of Kuwait, if they did not obey the order to depart that region. Operation Desert STORM commenced in January of 1991 to enforce Iraqi departure from that area.
When Iraq invaded Kuwait for oil, Bush ordered Operation: Desert Shield. What this did, was deployed troops in Saudi Arabia, to defend, and gave the Iraqis from August 7,1991(when they invaded) to July 14, 1991. Saddam Hussein did not order his men out of Kuwait and on July 14, 1991 at 3:00 am Operation Desert Storm was launched.