This war stated due to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. They were issued a deadline imposed by the United Nations, to withdraw their troops. While this was going on, the pentagon was already preparing themselves for war. The Allied Force went against Iraq’s military and encountered very little resistance. In the meantime, Saddam Hussein was planning to launch SCUD missile attacks.
When Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait, this caught the world by surprise. Everyone taught it would be a limited attack and instead it was the capture of Kuwait City. Soon US troops were sent in to aid Saudi Arabia.