Veterans From The First Gulf War

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Being a part of the armed forces is one of the most courageous, respectful deeds one could do for their beloved country. Through immense sacrifice, individuals basically sell their souls away to the military. They are subject to countless hours of brutal training and exposed to living conditions many people could not compare too. Members of the armed forces are often seen as discipline, respectful, and hardworking people, especially when they are retuning back to U.S soil from whatever tour they served. In recent years, right after the end of Gulf War 2, veterans coming back from the Middle East have experienced great difficulty entering the job market. Compared to veterans from the first Gulf War, there is a significant difference in…show more content…
Ordered by President George H.W Bush, relentless allied attacks were made on the Iraqi forces which led to their surrender. Though this win was a giant success for the allied forces, tension only rose nearly a decade later with the second Gulf War starting in 2003. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Persian Gulf War or Gulf War 2, started in March 2003 with the combined invasion of Iraq by the United States and Great Britain. President George Bush urged the invasion of Iraq for two reasons. First, the vulnerability of the United States following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Secondly, the belief in Iraq producing weapons of mass destruction and their support for terrorist groups in the region. In the early stages of the invasion, Iraqi troops did not stand a chance against the invading countries. Iraqi military forces were forced to flee or surrender which allowed for a relatively easy takeover of the country. With his county being completely dominated by allied forces, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein went into hiding. He was later found in December 2003, and was turned over to country officials. After being convicted of crimes against humanity, he was executed in 2006. With over 39,000 soldiers remaining in Iraq by the start of Barack Obama’s presidency, the new commander of chief of the United States announced they would be leaving the country upon by the end of 2011 (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015).
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