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Desert Shield was designed as an operation to protect Saudi Arabia from a possible Iraqi incursion, either by air or by land in late 1990 and early 1991. As Saudi Arabia supported Kuwaiti independence and was hosting UN Coalition troops, there was the strong possibility that Iraq's superior military could overwhelm Saudi defenses.

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Operation Desert Shield, the building up of military forces, pending Iraq's response to Coalition demands, was in 1990.

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Operation Desert Shield was the buildup of troops in preparation for the defense of Saudi Arabia. The official start date for the operation was 2 August, 1990.

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Operation Desert Shield occurred in 1990 and terminated on or about 15 January 1991 when Operation Desert STORM commenced.

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Operation Desert Shield - Iraq - happened in 2006.

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It began on 2 August 1990.

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President Bush came to the defense of after it was invaded by Iraq in Operation Desert Shield?

Also known as "Desert storm" Kuwait was invaded by Iraq.


President Bush came to the defense of who after it was invaded by Iraq in Operation Desert Shield?

Kuwait


President Bush came to the defense of What after it was invaded by Iraq in Operation Desert Shield?

Kuwait.


When did operation desert storm happen?

Iraq to capture sadam Hussein


Who was the US protecting during the gulf war in 1990?

There was no war in 1990. Operation Desert Shield occurred in 1990. Operation Desert Shield consisted of building up military forces in Southwest Asia (Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas) to be used in the event Iraq refused to remove itself from Kuwait. Iraq ignored the ultimatum to remove itself from Kuwait. On or about 15 Jan 1991; Operation Desert Storm commenced to physically remove Iraq from Kuwait. This was accomplished within 60 days, and Operation Desert Storm was completed.


How did Operation Desert Storm breakout?

Troops were built up during Operation Desert Shield in 1990. Iraq was given an ultimatum, in which those forces would be used. On or about 15 Jan 1991, Iraq failed to respond to the ultimatum; and Desert Storm commenced...actual offensive operations.


Iraq's invasion of what country in 1990 led to Operation Desert Shield?

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the 2nd of August 1990 led to Operation Desert Shield.For further information please see the related link.


Was the gulf war last resort?

Operation Desert Shield in 1990, was the US Military build up, and verbal directive to Iraq to leave Kuwait. Operation Desert Storm in 1991, was the US military use of force to remove Iraq from the country of Kuwait. Which was done by Feb 1991.


Was the gulf war a last resort?

Operation Desert Shield in 1990, was the US military build up, and verbal directive to Iraq to leave Kuwait. Operation Desert Storm in 1991, was the US military use of force to remove Iraq from the country of Kuwait. Which was done by Feb 1991.


Operation desert storm was directed against what country?

it was Iraq


Who was in the operation desert storm?

USA and Iraq


Why did Australia get involved in the Gulf War?

The US asked Coalition Forces to join us during Operation Desert Shield in 1990, and Desert Storm in 1991.