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How US Special Operations Forces Helped Win the Gulf War

by SOFREP News Feb 25, 2021
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How US Special Operations Forces Helped Win the Gulf War

Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, the U.S. military shifted its focus from Russia to the Middle East.

In August 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded neighboring Kuwait, starting an international crisis that would end with Iraq’s defeat by a U.S.-led coalition six months later.

Although Operation Desert Storm is considered a textbook conventional war, it was full of special operations missions.

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Army Delta Force Norman Schwarzkopf Gulf War
Delta Force personnel in civilian clothes guarding Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf during the first Gulf War in 1991. (Staff Sgt. Dean W. Wagner)

The first and biggest hurdle U.S. special operations units faced was getting into the battle.

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