Operation Desert Storm Begins

Operation Desert Storm Begins

January 16, 1991, in Marine Corps history.

On January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied coalition forces launched an all-out attack air campaign against targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait in an effort to liberate Kuwait and enforce the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. During the course of Operation Desert Storm, coalition forces included more than 415,000 American troops.

Posted on 1/16/2023
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