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President Bush Attends a Briefing on the Gulf War

February 24, 1991
Source: George Bush Presidential Library

On February 24, 1991, President George H. W. Bush, seated behind desk, attended a military briefing led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, standing, on Operation Desert Shield's progress in the Middle East. The ground war in Kuwait was launched that day, and U.S. and coalition troops quickly overwhelmed the Iraqi forces. A ceasefire was declared four days later.   

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