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During the Gulf War, a pair of American soldiers stand in the turret of an M1A1 Abrams tank as, near the border with Iraq, oil wells burn in the distance, Kuwait, March 20, 1991. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)

The Gulf War of 1990-1991

Emerging as a significant power in the Middle East after the indecisive war with neighbouring Iran, in August 1990, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighbouring…

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