November 8 . President Bush orders troop build-up of 200,000 in the
Gulf. Troops Gulf-Bound units include:1st Armored Division,3rd Armored Division,1st Infantry Division,7th Corps
Headquarters, Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division,2nd Armored Calvary
Regiment, and other combat support units,2nd Marine Expeditionary Force,5th Marine Expeditionary
Brigade, Marine Prepositioning Ship Squadron, Three Aircraft Escorts,
Battleship Missouri and Appropriate Escort, Amphibious Group 3,48th Mechanized Infantry Brigade,155th Armored Brigade,258th Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
November 9 . 300 military reservist called to
November 13 . Senators call for emergency session
on the Persian Gulf Crises.
November 14 . Pentagon raises reserve and Guard
Units to 72,500.
November 17 . President Bush asks Prague for
support of Gulf action.
November 18 . Saddam Hussein vows to release all
November 19 . Iraq sends 250,000 more troops to
November 20 . U.S. tries to win Soviet support on
November 22 . President spend Thanksgiving Day in
Saudi Arabia with 230,000 U.S. Troops.
November 24 . U.S. ready to seek U.N. vote for use
of force in the Gulf.
November 25 . U.S. gives Iraqi deadline January
deadline to withdrawal from Kuwait.
November 26 . 10,567 reservist called to duty.
November 28 . Secretary of State Baker confers
with China, Cuba, and the Soviet Union at the United Nations
November 29 . United Nations ok's use of force
after the January 15th deadline. U.S. dispatches 300 warplanes to the Gulf.
November 30 . President Bush offer to send
Secretary of State James Baker to Bagdad.
December 1 . Iraq agrees to visit James Baker
December 5 . U.S.-Iraq prepare to hold talks.
December 6 . Saddam Hussein calls for hostage
December 8 . Iraq rejects January 15 timetable.
December 10 . 380 British hostages freed from Iraq.
December 11 . British Parliament backs Gulf
December 13 . Last of hostages freed from Iraq.
December 15 . Iraq to set date on meeting with
Secretary of State James Baker.
December 17 . Consciousness objector found guilty.
December 19 . U.S. Commanders say "January 15 too
soon to attack".
December 20 . Former British Prime Minister Edward
Heath speaks out on U.S. Gulf Policy.
December 21 . Defense Secretary Dick Cheney promise
U.S. Troops total victory.
December 23 . Iraqi Officials say" U.S. must make
December 24 . Iraq removes its ambassadors from
December 25 . U.S. Troops spend Christmas in the
December 26 . Peace activist ship turned back by
U.S. and western ships.
December 27 . Iraq sends its ambassadors back to
posts in Europe. President will not compromise with Iraq.
December 28 . 17 ship armada ,with 16,000 U.S.
Marines and sailors set sail for the Persian Gulf.
December 29 . Saddam Hussein vows not to quit
Kuwait. Iraq sends 100,000 troops on the Turkish border.
December 30 . Congressional leaders suggest
diplomatic talks with Iraq. 11 peace activist arrested for trying to climb
the White House fence.
December 31 . Vice-President Dan Quayle visits
troops in Saudi Arabia.
January 2 , 1991 . Iraq will leave Kuwait under
January 3 . President Bush will make last attempt
at peace talks.
January 5 . Iraq rejects talks with European
January 6 . Saddam tells the Iraqi Army to prepare
January 7 . Iraqis defect to Saudi Arabia.
January 9 . U.S.- Iraq talks fail to end war
January 10 . Secretary of State James Baker goes
to The Gulf to discuss war with the Saudis.
January 11 . Saddam says "His troops are ready to
fight the United States".
January 12 . Congress gives President Bush the
right to use force. U.S. diplomats leave Bagdad. U.S. Embassy staff to leave
Iraq. Peace rallies spread across Europe: 30,000 in Berlin, 50,000 in Paris,
42,000 in Hyde Park, and 30,000 in Rome.
January 15 . U.S. ready to launch attacks. Iraq
defies deadline. 1,000 protestors in front of the White House shout anti-war
slogans. Ten of thousands rally against war.
January 16 . U.S. forces goes to war in the Gulf.
January 16.President tells the public the United States is at
war. Missiles from 4 nations hit key targets in Iraq and Kuwait. British jets are among the first to hit Iraq. Anti-War protest around the U.S. and the globe.
January 17.Iraq missiles hit Israel. U.S.
planes take off from Saudi Arabia attack the Iraqi Republican
Guard, missile sites in Western Iraq and chemical and biological facilities. U.S. strikes at facilities in Basra. U.S. and Coalition
forces move to the Southern border of
Kuwait. Iraq artillery shells the Saudi city of Khafji. U.S. Patriot missile knocks down a Iraqi
scuds in Saudi
Arabia. One U.S. plane, two British planes and 1 Kuwaiti lost.
January 18.Israel hit by another
scud missile. U.S. and Allied
warplanes begin Search-and-Destroy Missions in Iraq.1,600 Anti-War protestors across the United States and the
House votes for military action in the Gulf 399-6.
January 19.U.S. Recon missions in Western Iraq search for
scuds .U.S. and Allied troops begin bombing on Iraq Troop Contrations.B52 Bombers and F1A-18 Hornet
Fighters in the City of
Basra. The USS Nicholas Army Helicopters and a Kuwaiti patrol boat cripple Iraqi
forces operating from Kuwaiti oil platform.25,000 Anti-War protestors march from the White House to the Martin Luther King Library. Anti-War Protest around the
January 20.U.S.intercepts Iraqi
missile attacks on two Saudi cities. U.S. aircraft attack Iraq.3,000 war supporters demonstrate in New York
City. Protestors in Syria and Egypt Iraq.
January 21.U.S.Intercepts Iraqi
missile attack. U.S. pilot rescued in the Iraqi Desert.
January 22. Iraqi
missile hits Tel Aviv killing 3.Iraq sets fire to Kuwaiti Oil Fields.4 Navy A-6
warplanes attack Iraq.
missile repelled in Saudi Arabia.
January 24.Iraqi Jets
downed. Saudi F-15 planes shoot down two Iraqi planes. Allied airstrikes against the Republican
Guard. Allied forces and Iraqi forces clash at the Kuwaiti Island Quruh.
January 25.Iraq attacks Tel Aviv and Riyadh killing 2.
January 26.Oil spills spread throughout the Gulf.75,000 demonstrate against War in the
Gulf. Thousand protest around the world. Scud attack in Saudi Arabia. A car bomb explodes in Turkey.U.S.Marines fire at Iraqi positions 27 miles Southwest of Kuwaiti
City. Allied bombers hit desert positions.
January 27.U.S. bombs strike at stopping oil spill.
Two U.S. F-15s engage 4 Iraq MIG-23s Southwest of Bagdad. British pilots hit
January 28. 60 jets flee to Iran. Scud missile fired
into West Bank. Iraqi ground fire downs U.S. pilot.
January 29. Soviets offer cease-fire .U.S.
attack Iraqi convoy in Kuwait near the Saudi Arabia border. Allied Air Force
shoots down Iraqi MIG.
January 30. Iraqi troops cross the Saudi Arabia
border. 12 U.S. Marines die in battle. Iraqis fight to hold town of Khafji
in Saudi Arabia.
January 31. Allied troops recapture town of Khafji. Scud hits West Bank. Saudi
troops and U.S. Marines recapture
town.AC-130 shot down in enemy territory.
February 1. U.S. Tomahawk Missile hits Bagdad.
More oil spills in the Gulf. Allied air campaign against the Republican
Guard. Battles in Wafra, Kuwait and Khaji.
February 2. Scud Missiles hit Israel. Scud Missile
hits Riyadh. Two U.S. planes shot down.
February 4. Four Marine jets attack 25 to 30 Iraqi
tanks across the Border. USS Missouri attack Iraqi bunkers.
February 5. USS Missouri attack Iraqi
batteries in Kuwait. Ten more planes retreat to Iran. French planes and U.S.
B-52s bomb Bagdad and Takrit.
February 6. U.S. shoots down two Iraqi
headed for Iran. U.S. airstrikes attack the Republican Guard.
February 7. USS Wisconsin blasts Iraqi
February 8. Scud Missile fired at Tel Aviv. U.S.
Aircraft bomb missile launchers in Western Iraq.USS Wisconsin hit piers and
boats used by Iraq. U.S. Marines blast Iraqi artillery positions near the
UMM Gudar Oil Fields in Kuwait.
February 9. Sporadic fighting along the
Kuwait-Saudi Border. Allied warplanes attack Iraq destroying 750 tanks, 650
artillery pieces, and 600 armored personal carriers.
February 10. U.S. planes attack the Republican
Guard on the Iraq-Kuwait Border ,Bridges and highways to supply them. U.S.
Airstrikes on Iraq hit two government buildings.
February 11. Two scuds fired into Israel. Scud
fired into Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Allied planes hit Basra hard British navy helicopter hits Iraqi
February 12. Land-Air-Sea battles in Southern Kuwait.
Allied Airstrikes hit two government buildings in Iraq.
February 13. 12 hour bombardment of Bagdad.