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Gulf War Ground Offensive Begins

Date(s)
February 24, 1991

Because Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait failed to meet the withdrawal deadline set by the United Nations, President George H.W. Bush and Congress decided to take military action. Coalition ground forces arrived on February 24, 1991, pushing Iraqi forces down the “Highway of Death” out of Kuwait and forcing a cease-fire after just four days (“Gulf War to Iraq”). Because time on the ground was brief and media access was limited, few widely known images of Operation Desert Storm exist despite technological advances (Manning and Wyatt 2011).

Sources

Encyclopedia of Media and Wartime Propaganda in Wartime America. Vol. II. Ed. Martin J. Manning and Clarence R. Wyatt. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2011. Print.

“Gulf War to Iraq: 2 August 1990-19 March 2003.” War Chronicle. Accessed December 11, 21015, http://www.warchronicle.com/iraq/news/timeline_two_wars.htm.

Photographs:
Allen, Gil. "February 1991." The Guardian. Accessed December 15, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/jan/12/gulf-war-in-pictures.

Bracaglia, Dan. "Spread of Ken Jarecke's Photo." American Photo Magazine. Accessed December 15, 2015, http://www.americanphotomag.com/story-behind-ken-jareckes-horrific-and-controversial-gulf-war-photo.

Jarecke, Ken. "Death of an Iraqi Soldier." The Guardian. Addessed December 15, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/mar/21/libya-davidcameron

Turnley, David C.. "1991." The Guardian. Accessed December 15, 2015,  http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/jan/12/gulf-war-in-pictures.

Turnley, Peter. "1991." The Guardian. Accessed December 15, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/jan/12/gulf-war-in-pictures.

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