Comment by Jim Campbell
June 11th, 2021
I’ve followed and supported Michael Yon who has been an embedded reporter since the first entry of U.S. Troops since U.S. and allied troops attacked in Operation Desert Storm.
He was a green beret.
There to get some of the facts as a non-combattent when his position was being overrun he picked up a rifle and began shooting the tangos.
Operation Desert Storm was the first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War.
On Aug. 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein led a well-equipped Iraqi army into Kuwait, a major supplier of oil to the United States.
The U.S. had supplied Iraq with military aid during its eight-year war with Iran, giving Iraq the fourth-largest army in the world at that time. This posed a threat to Saudi Arabia, another major exporter of oil.
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