Clockwise from top: USAF F-15Es, F-16s, and a F-15C flying over burning Kuwaiti oil wells; British troops from the Staffordshire Regiment in Operation Granby; camera view from a Lockheed AC-130; Highway of Death; M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle.The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. Bush deployed US forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene., Ph D – Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. He is currently an advisor to the Department of Defense. Pieczenik is also a critically acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series. Other novels include: Louis Freeh – Director of the FBI, 1993 - 2001. Former Member of the Judiciary Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, the Right to Know Oversight Commission, and the Medical Malpractice and Insurance Oversight Committee. Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services 1989 -1995. Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Policy 1980 - 1984. Hoffman held several academic and senior professional positions, including; Lecturer (Psychology), Boston University.
This was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory.
During this time he developed conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving terrorists such as Idi Amin, Muammar Quaddafi, Carlos, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein. Pieczenik helped develop negotiation strategies for major U. - Soviet arms control summits under the Reagan administration. – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 1992 - present. Retired Social Worker and Social Work Administrator, State of New Hampshire 1973 - 1991. Former Director of Correctional Health Services, State of Massachusetts 1974 - 1976.
Pieczenik utilized his unique abilities and expertise to develop strategies and tactics that were instrumental in resolving major conflicts in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries of State Kissinger and Vance. Vice President Walter Mondale – 42nd Vice President of the United States 1977 - 1981. Professor of Political Science, Keene State College 1972 - present. Former Instructor, Business Law, Keene State College. Former Health Officer, State of North Dakota 1976 - 1980.
The highest numbers are being quoted by the Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency, while the lower numbers come from al-Jazeera.
The coalition commanders have not answered questions about the raids.