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Why did the US get involved in the Persian Gulf War?

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February 28, 2016 6:19AM

The war started when Iraq invaded Kuwait. This was seen as an aggressive action, and after attempts to restore peace, the UN approved a war. America, along with a coalition of other countries, decided to liberate Kuwait. There was also the matter that both of these countries had huge deposits of oil.