Skip to main content (Press Enter).
HOME • LESSONS ENCOUNTERED • Annex C
Significant Events Pre–Gulf War
Operation Desert Storm, 1990–1991
Approximately 8 million Iraqis vote in elections for Iraq’s newly formed National Assembly.
Iraqi citizens vote for new constitution that will create Islamic federal democracy. The new constitution is approved.
Sources: “Iraq Profile—Timeline,” BBC News, available at <www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14546763>; “Timeline of Key Events in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Institute for the Study of War, July 16, 2010, available at <www.understandingwar.org/reference/timeline-key-events-iraq-and-afghanistan>; “Timeline of Major Events in the Iraq War,” New York Times, October 21, 2011; “Phases of Conflict: Chronicling the Iraq War,” Washington Post, 2005; “The Iraq War: 2003–2011,” Council on Foreign Relations, 2014, available at <www.cfr.org/iraq/timeline-iraq-war/p18876>; Hala Fattah, A Brief History of Iraq (New York: Facts on File, 2009); Ronald J. Brown, Humanitarian Operations in Northern Iraq, 1991 with Marines in Operation Provide Comfort (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1995); Michael A. Schiesl, The Objectives of United States Military Intervention in Northern Iraq Between Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Fort Leavenworth, KS: Army Command and General Staff College, 2003); John A. Warden III, The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat (Washington, DC: NDU Press, 1998); John Yoo, “International Law and the War in Iraq,” American Journal of International Law 97 (2003), 563–576; Adam Clymer, “Congress Acts to Authorize War in Gulf; Margins Are 5 Votes in Senate, 67 in House,” New York Times, January 13, 1991; “The Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Timeline,” Department of Defense News, August 8, 2000, available at <www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=45404>; “Remarks of President Barack Obama—As Prepared for Delivery: Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq,” Camp LeJeune, NC, February 27, 2009, available at <www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-of-President-Barack-Obama-Responsibly-Ending-the-War-in-Iraq/>.
260 Fifth Ave., Bldg. 64
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319-5066