How did the United States get into the first Gulf War in 1991?


Read Chapters 27 and 28 along with George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War Address. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:

  • Although most of this speech focuses on Iraq and Kuwait, what domestic issues does President Bush also address? How are those issues linked to the situation in Iraq?
  • Which counties does Bush identify specifically as working closely with the United States? Why might he focus on these countries?
  • Ultimately, according to Bush, why is intervention in Kuwait necessary?

You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic.

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Instructions: Provide a comprehensive response to the question(s) below. Be sure to draft your response in your own words (do not quote verbatim from the textbook). 

Assignment Question(s)

Using a minimum of 200 words, address the following: 

  • How did the United States get into the first Gulf War in 1991?