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February 27, 1991 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By throwing the heaviest concentration of armor since World War II against Saddam Hussein's vaunted Republican Guard, trapping it between a lethal "hammer and anvil," allied forces have launched the climactic battle of the Persian Gulf War. The engagement is the centerpiece of Operation Desert Storm, the objective of a seven-month political and military campaign that began Aug. 6 when the United States dispatched the first squadron of fighter planes to Saudi Arabia, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
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April 2, 2000 | From Reuters
U.S. Marines stormed Kuwaiti shores with heavy armor Saturday at the start of joint military exercises just south of the border with Iraq, the 1991 Persian Gulf War foe. About 1,400 troops and equipment of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at this remote desert area north of the capital, Kuwait City, for a four-month deployment. The amphibious landing marked the start of a three-week joint exercise code-named Eager Mace 2000. The U.S.
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February 27, 1991
The first U.S. forces entered the capital city of Kuwait. There was fierce fighting near the Kuwait International Airport between Iraqis and U.S. Marines. Hassan Sanad, the Kuwaiti Information Ministry deputy director, said simply: "We confirm that Kuwait city is free." U.S. officials remained cautious, however. There were immediate signs of joy and a hint of the problems ahead: Central Kuwait city: Government buildings, the Royal Palace and major hotels reportedly have been burned or destroyed.
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December 18, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though Iraqi forces have been barely visible during the air assault on their country, the Pentagon is bracing for a longshot counterstrike that it fears could still come from Iraq's unpredictable leader, Saddam Hussein. As they pounded the country for the second day, U.S. military officials reinforced troops and equipment in the region to guard against a tank attack on Kuwait and put on alert Patriot antimissile batteries to shield against Scud missiles.
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August 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday identified a serviceman from Ohio who was killed and three others, including two from Irvine, who were injured when their Sea Knight helicopter caught fire in flight over Kuwait. All three were with a squadron based at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Killed was Marine Cpl. Matthew J. Michalec, 23, of Mogadore, Ohio. The injured were Capt. Michael S. Jackson, 30, and Cpl. James M. McGuinness, 26, both of Irvine, and Capt. Mathew S.
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April 6, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every enemy soldier fled north in February when coalition forces chased Saddam Hussein's army back to Iraq. Dozens of Iraqi stragglers, perhaps hundreds, have shed their uniforms and taken up residence in vacant homes here in this suburb of Kuwait city, authorities said Friday. Between 30 and 35 Iraqi soldiers posing as stateless Arabs have already been rooted out, according to Kuwaiti army intelligence officers. Many of the soldiers are believed to be survivors of the Feb.
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April 5, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war didn't kill Sherri Moyer's husband--a Marine reserve captain--but she is afraid that smog in the Persian Gulf will. Moyer and an increasing number of other families worry about the health effects on 380,000 U.S. servicemen who are inhaling the billowing dense, black smoke spewing from 600 burning Kuwaiti oil wells, set afire by retreating Iraqi troops. "I'm afraid he's going to come home a hero and die five or 10 years from now of a lung disease," said Moyer, a Carlsbad resident.
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August 2, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney on Saturday described the dispatch of 2,400 American soldiers to Kuwait as a demonstration "to would-be adversaries that the U.S. is ready to go on short notice," but he acknowledged that the exercise had been planned long before the latest flare-up with Saddam Hussein. Interviewed on Cable News Network's "Newsmaker Saturday" show, Cheney also denied that President Bush is orchestrating his responses to Iraq for political gain during his reelection campaign.
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August 2, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney on Saturday described the dispatch of 2,400 American soldiers to Kuwait as a demonstration "to would-be adversaries that the U.S. is ready to go on short notice," but he acknowledged that the exercise had been planned long before the latest flare-up with Saddam Hussein. Interviewed on Cable News Network's "Newsmaker Saturday" show, Cheney also denied that President Bush is orchestrating his responses to Iraq for political gain during his reelection campaign.
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April 6, 1991 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Friday that the United States and other members of the United Nations could gain leverage to end the killing of rebels in Iraq by "managing" implementation of the cease-fire in the Persian Gulf War, particularly the lifting of economic sanctions against Iraq. He stopped short of saying that a halt in the killing should be made an explicit condition of lifting the U.N. sanctions.
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February 18, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As global diplomacy plays itself out and President Clinton takes his case for military action against Iraq to the American people, the stark reality of U.S. military might already is roaring over the complacent heads of grazing camels near here. F-117A Nighthawks, the stealthy "black" jet fighters that were the first to strike Iraq's most heavily defended command-and-control installations in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, now slice across the desert skies, presenting a razor-thin silhouette.
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February 10, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States, at the request of U.S. commanders in the Persian Gulf, is planning to send 3,000 more ground troops to this anxious nation, where Defense Secretary William S. Cohen stopped Monday on his swing through the region in a bid to build support for possible airstrikes against Iraq. The troops, based in Ft. Hood, Texas, will give U.S. forces almost a brigade of infantry in Kuwait when they arrive in the next week to 10 days.
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November 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Defense Secretary William J. Perry ordered eight F-117 Stealth fighters to remain in Kuwait "as long as they are needed" as part of a potent U.S. military force in the Persian Gulf designed to deter Iraq and Iran. "We can never turn our backs on these threats. We can never relax," Perry said before arriving in Saudi Arabia to assess measures taken to protect the more than 4,000 U.S. service members based there.
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September 23, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as more U.S. soldiers arrived in this sheikdom Sunday, Defense Secretary William J. Perry said the United States may withdraw one of its two aircraft carriers in the region as soon as next month because Iraqi President Saddam Hussein appears to be backing down from his confrontation with Washington. "All of the evidence that I have seen in the last four or five days is positive," said Perry, who was quoted by news agency reporters on a flight from Finland to Sweden.
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September 16, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Defense Secretary William J. Perry, on a Middle East tour to repair the fractured Persian Gulf War alliance, said Sunday that a deployment of several thousand U.S. troops to Kuwait has been delayed because the country's rulers have not given the go-ahead. The surprise hesitation by Kuwait to accept the new U.S.
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August 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday identified a serviceman from Ohio who was killed and three others, including two from Irvine, who were injured when their Sea Knight helicopter caught fire in flight over Kuwait. All three were with a squadron based at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Killed was Marine Cpl. Matthew J. Michalec, 23, of Mogadore, Ohio. The injured were Capt. Michael S. Jackson, 30, and Cpl. James M. McGuinness, 26, both of Irvine, and Capt. Mathew S.
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March 18, 1991 | Reuters
A U.S. Army sergeant has been credited with plugging a blazing Kuwaiti oil well with his bare hands--the first of more than 500 burning wells brought under control by the allies. Sgt. Forrest Irvin, an Army engineer, turned a control wheel to shut down the burning well in the Ahmadi oil field south of Kuwait city, a British military spokesman said. He said that Irvin, without protective clothing or special equipment, was assisted by four soldiers from Britain's Royal Engineers.
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March 30, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty minutes is the limit when hunting land mines, according to French army engineer Jacques Daman. After 20 minutes, knees begin to ache, sweat stings the eyes and even the steadiest of hands can begin to shake uncontrollably. One wrong move and. . . . Twenty minutes on, 40 minutes off, eight hours a day, probing the sands of liberated Kuwait with little more than a small shovel and one's own nerves. "The objective," said Daman, 32, "is to give the Kuwaiti people their liberty.
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August 21, 1996
The Camp Pendleton Marine killed during a helicopter accident in Kuwait this week was identified by the Marine Corps on Tuesday as Cpl. Matthew J. Michalec of Mogodore, Ohio. Michalec was killed and three other Marines were injured Monday when their CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter caught fire in flight and was forced to make an emergency landing about 25 miles northwest of Kuwait City, Marine Capt. T.V. Johnson said.
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August 21, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 Marines from Camp Pendleton were scheduled to leave for the Persian Gulf this morning to join U. S. troops trying to ward off perceived Iraqi military threats to Jordan and Kuwait, officials said. After exchanging hugs, handshakes and some tears with family members, the Marines boarded buses that took them to March Air Force base in Riverside County for the flight to the Persian Gulf region. The Marines were expected to depart from the base at 1 a.m. today, according to Lt.
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