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19 August 2015
25 years since invasion of Kuwait: 25 years ago, Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait. Western powers responded with a build-up of forces that led to the Gulf War the next year.
28 March 2003
THE LAST Gulf War in 1990-91 started after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in August 1990, largely to divert angry protests at mass hunger and poverty after eight years of war with Iran, writes Roger Shrives.
28 February 2003
HUGE ANTI-war demonstrations have forced Tony Blair to try to justify his bellicose position. He complains that people don't understand the 'moral case' for attacking Iraq.
29 March 2002
BUSH SAYS "inaction is not an option". Even with war continuing in Afghanistan, he is preparing for military action against Iraq - with Blair trotting loyally behind, writes Christine Thomas.
19 October 2001
THE LAST time that so much military equipment and troops were amassed was ten years ago in preparation for the Gulf War, writes Jane James.
23 February 2001
JUST WEEKS after his inauguration, US president George Bush has flexed his country's military muscles by bombing Iraq and in so doing has sought to demonstrate his 'decisiveness'...
26 January 2001
Much blood for oil: TEN YEARS ago a US-led coalition of military powers went to war with Iraq, marking a new period of instability on a world scale...
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