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Encyclopedia > Operation: Desert Storm
Gulf War

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Desert Storm, Operation - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Desert Storm, Operation (146 words)
The build-up phase was code-named Operation Desert Shield and lasted from August 1990, when Kuwait was first invaded by Iraq, to January 1991 when Operation Desert Storm was unleashed, starting the Gulf War.
Desert Storm ended with the defeat of the Iraqi army in the Kuwaiti theatre of operations in late February 1991.
The cost of the operation was $53 billion.
- GAO Report (4895 words)
First, the effectiveness of air power in Desert Storm was inhibited by the aircraft sensors' inherent limitations in identifying and acquiring targets and by DOD's failure to gather intelligence on the existence or location of certain critical targets and its inability to collect and disseminate timely battle damage assessments (BDA).
During Desert Storm, the ratio of guided-to- unguided munitions delivered did not vary, indicating that the relative preferences among these types of munitions did not change over the course of the campaign.
For example, we found in Desert Storm that multiple strikes and weapon systems were used against the same targets; more munitions were delivered than peacetime test capabilities would indicate as necessary; determinations of whether target objectives were met were frequently unknown; and when objectives were met, the specific system responsible could not be determined.
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