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Gulf War Weaponry Pounds Iraq
Gulf War Weaponry Pounds IraqVideo Clip (1:32)
Video Clip (1:32)
How did a host of new weapons and equipment, including bullet-stopping body armor, help the U.S.-led coalition pound Iraq during the Persian Gulf War? Find out more. From Modern Marvels.
Gulf War: Operation Newmarket
Gulf War: Operation NewmarketVideo Clip (2:46)
Video Clip (2:46)
During a night operation in Iraq, U.S. Army forces were caught in a fire fight with Iraqis.
Yolanda Huet-Vaughn Refuses to Fight
Yolanda Huet-Vaughn Refuses to FightVideo Clip (2:29)
Video Clip (2:29)
Rosario Dawson reads the words of a mother refusing to fight in the Gulf War.
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert StormVideo Clip (3:25)
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Gulf War veteran Jon Custer recalls the challenges American forces faced during Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm Coastal Decoy
Operation Desert Storm Coastal DecoyVideo Clip (2:02)
Video Clip (2:02)
During Operation Desert Storm, Navy SEAL teams acted as decoys while ground troops marched into Kuwait.
After the Emancipation
After the EmancipationVideo Clip (3:30)
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Four million slaves were formally freed when the Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, but with the Civil War still raging, their future was far from certain.
Speeches & Audio (10)
Carter on the Persian Gulf 1980
Carter on the Persian Gulf 1980Audio Clip (1:00)
Audio Clip (1:00)
President Jimmy Carter in this address says the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf are threats to our security, in this History Channel video. He said we should address these issues peacefully.
Bush on Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait
Bush on Iraq's Invasion of KuwaitAudio Clip (1:38)
Audio Clip (1:38)
In a live report from the Oval Office, President George H.W. Bush announces the deployment of U.S. armed forces to Saudi Arabia. Troops were sent to the Arab nation to deter further Iraqi aggression after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
George H. W. Bush Announces Start of Persian Gulf War
George H. W. Bush Announces Start of Persian Gulf WarAudio Clip (6:33)
Audio Clip (6:33)
On the evening of January 16,1991, President George H. W. Bush addresses the nation to discuss the launch of Operation Desert Storm.
Schwarzkopf on Liberation of Kuwait
Schwarzkopf on Liberation of KuwaitAudio Clip (0:58)
Audio Clip (0:58)
Once President George H.W. Bush declares that "Kuwait is liberated" and Iraq's army defeated, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf holds a press conference on February 27, 1991, and expresses his admiration for the U.S. troops.
Bush Announces End to Gulf War
Bush Announces End to Gulf WarAudio Clip (2:05)
Audio Clip (2:05)
On February 27, 1991, five months after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the U.S. and its allies forced Saddam Hussein to withdraw his troops. In a nationally broadcast address, President George Bush calls on Iraq to meet the requirements for a permanent ceasefire.
Colin Powell Declines Presidential Bid
Colin Powell Declines Presidential BidAudio Clip (2:26)
Audio Clip (2:26)
On November 8, 1995, Colin Powell put an end to speculation when he announced that he would not run for president in the next election.
George W. Bush Sends Troops to Iraq
George W. Bush Sends Troops to IraqAudio Clip (2:23)
Audio Clip (2:23)
On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush informs the nation that he has ordered U.S. troops into Iraq, promising a "broad and concerted campaign" against Saddam Hussein's regime.
George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass Destruction
George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass DestructionAudio Clip (3:25)
Audio Clip (3:25)
At a White House ceremony on October 16, 2002, President George W. Bush signs the resolution passed by Congress the previous week to authorize the use of force if Iraq fails to comply with new weapons inspections.
Zarqawi Killed in Iraq
Zarqawi Killed in IraqAudio Clip (0:31)
Audio Clip (0:31)
Early on June 8, 2006, ABC News is the first on the air to report the death of al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in a U.S. bomb strike in Iraq.
Saddam Hussein Captured
Saddam Hussein CapturedAudio Clip (2:01)
Audio Clip (2:01)
Almost a year after sending U.S. troops to fight in Iraq, President George W. Bush announces the capture of the country's dictator, Saddam Hussein, in an address to the nation on December 14, 2003.
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