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Black Eagles

Black Eagles  

Commissioned on April 29, 1967, as an aircraft squadron and deployed one week later to WESTPAC (Western Pacific command) aboard the USS Constellation, flying E-2As (”Hawkeyes”). The squadron served ...
Desert Shield, Operation

Desert Shield, Operation  

The multinational buildup of forces in the Persian Gulf that began in August 1990, immediately after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Its immediate purpose was to protect Saudi Arabia against attack ...
Desert Storm, Operation

Desert Storm, Operation  

The multinational bombing campaign against Iraq, beginning in January 1991, after Iraq had failed to meet the demands of a U.N. resolution that it withdraw from Kuwait. The operation was ...
economic sanctions

economic sanctions  

Action taken by one country or group of countries to harm the economic interest of another country or group of countries, usually to bring about pressure for social or political change. Sanctions ...
Gulf States

Gulf States  

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Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates stand at the confluence of several major currents in contemporary Islamic affairs. Political activism among the disadvantaged Shīʿī communities of ...
Gulf War

Gulf War  

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(1991)An international conflict in the Gulf region of Kuwait and Iraq. Iraq, as the successor to the Ottoman empire, claimed Kuwait in 1961, claimed Kuwait in 1961, but the issue was not pressed and ...
Iran-Iraq War

Iran-Iraq War  

(1980–88)A border dispute between Iran and Iraq, which developed into a major war. In 1980 President Saddam Hussein of Iraq abrogated the 1975 agreement granting Iran some 518 sq km (200 sq miles) of ...
Iraq

Iraq  

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Post-war Iraq descended into chaos but has now achieved a degree of political stabilityThe heart of Iraq, forming around one-third of the territory, is the alluvial and often marshy basin of the ...
Jahrah

Jahrah  

An oasis town and governorate in central Kuwait. Located about 30 miles (50 km) west of Kuwait City, Jahrah is the capital of the governorate and the agricultural center of ...
Khafji, Battle of,

Khafji, Battle of,  

ˈkäfjē(January 29–31, 1991) the only major offensive during the Persian Gulf War. Iraqi troops attacked the Saudi gulf city, Ra's Al Khafji, located 8 miles south of the Kuwaiti ...
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Fahad A. Bishara

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Kuwait, or Al-Qurain, as it was known by its early inhabitants, refers to a stretch of land surrounding the natural harbor (now known as Kuwait Bay) at the head of the Persian Gulf that ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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The State of Kuwait is a small, oil-rich Arab country at the head of the Persian Gulf. It consists of

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

was an independent Arab sheikhdom under British protection from 1914 to 1961 which was ruled by Sheikh Ahmad from 1921

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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State of [Arab. Dawlat al-Kuwayt].

Middle Eastern country at the northwestern end of the Persian Gulf. The capital, Kuwait City,

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

a country on the northwest coast of the Persian Gulf; pop. 1,200,000 (est. 1991); official language, Arabic; capital, Kuwait City...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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873 words

Kuwait Bay, protected by offshore islands and a fringe of reefs, provides a natural harbor on the Arabian shore of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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933 words

Located at the head of the Arab-Iranian Gulf, the State of Kuwait bounds with Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,313 words

Kuwait was founded in the early 1700s by an alliance of tribes that migrated from central Arabia to the northern

Kuwait City

Kuwait City  

A port on the Persian Gulf, the capital city of Kuwait.
Kuwait after 1991

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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7,894 words

The 1990–1991 invasion, occupation, and war of liberation of Kuwait from Iraq opened a new chapter in the process of

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