Gulf War/Related Articles
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In this section, "Operation", "Plan", etc. are not part of the alphabetization. This is an experiment with using the R-template with annotation. The sort order is by code word, not aircraft type, etc. U.S. convention is to use ALL CAPS for code words; the British and French use initial caps only.
- Iraq : Country in the Middle East, currently transitioning from rule by the US.
- Middle East : A geographical region in Asia that also contains small parts of Europe and Africa.
- United Nations : An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress.
- United States Central Command : Unified Combatant Command responsible for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, now under the command of General James Mattis
- Opération Daguet : The French code name for all of their military participation in the Gulf War
- Operation DESERT SABRE : That part of the Gulf War that began when conventional units of the Coalition crossed the Kuwaiti or Iraqi border, and ended with the cease-fire.
- Operation DESERT SHIELD : That part of the Gulf War following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, beginning with the acceptance of Coalition support by Saudi Arabia, and ending with the start of the air campaign, Operation DESERT STORM.
- Operation DESERT STORM : That part of the Gulf War, beginning with the first air strikes at 02:00 local time, 17 January 1991, until the main ground assault into Kuwait, Operation DESERT SABRE
- Operation Granby : The British code name for their military participation in all phases of the Gulf War
- Operation NORTHERN WATCH : Enforcement of the northern "no-fly" zone over Iraq (i.e., Kurdish areas), following agreements in the cease-fire of the Gulf War; primarily by U.S. air power but with allied involvement, the latter sometimes with more restrictive rules of engagement
- Operation SOUTHERN WATCH : Enforcement of the southern "no-fly" zone over Iraq (i.e., Shiite areas near the Saudi and Kuwaiti borders), following agreements in the cease-fire of the Gulf War; primarily by U.S. air power but with allied involvement, the latter sometimes with more restrictive rules of engagement
- Fao Peninsula : Southernmost part of Iraq, in the waterway between Iran and Iraq and extending near Kuwait
- Babiyan Island : Add brief definition or description
- George H. W. Bush : (1924–2018) 41st U.S. President (Republican), elected in 1988 and serving one term; Director of Central Intelligence; U.S. Ambassador to China; youngest naval aviator in World War II.
- Colin Powell : A retired general in the United States Army who served in high political office, first African-American to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State; minimally partisan although he considered himself a moderate Republican, not a neoconservative
- H Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. : Retired United States Army four-star general, best known for commanding United States Central Command and the coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War
- AN/AVS-6 : Aviation night vision imaging system with binocular optics that allowed helicopter pilots to conduct nocturnal missions as close to the ground as possible
- B-52 : United States Air Force heavy bomber, first version flown in 1952, entered service in 1961, expected to stay operational until at least 2030
- Biological weapon : Living organisms, or substances produced by living organisms, used as weapons to produce death or disease in human or agricultural populations
- BRDM armored reconnaissance vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- BTR armored fighting vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- Chemical weapon : A weapon that cause death or disease by means of chemical interaction with the metabolism of the victim, as opposed to causing injury through blast, thermal, or other effects not on a molecular level
- E-3 AWACS : Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, equipped with a large radar and a battle staff, which can detect aircraft and control combat.
- EC-130 COMMANDO SOLO : C-130 Hercules aircraft variant with transmitters for psychological operations and communications jamming.
- G5 howitzer : Designed by Gerard Bull in South Africa, a family of 155mm howitzers with exceptionally long range
- Iran-Iraq War : War between Iran and Iraq, 1980-1988, with very high casualties on both sides, but an inconclusive result
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- MiG-25 FOXBAT : A high-speed, high-altitude Soviet-designed aircraft (NATO reporting name FOXBAT) used in interceptor and reconnaissance roles
- MiG-25 FULCRUM : A Russian multirole fighter, designated FULCRUM by NATO, roughly comparable to the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-18 Hornet; K version is carrier-capable
- E-8 Joint STARS : A radar aircraft optimized for surveillance of a large land or sea area, returning both tracks and identification of moving vehicles, or radar imaging of the surface.
- M1 Abrams tank : Heavily armed and armored but expensive and heavy, main battle tank, designed for the United States Army, and used by the United States Marine Corps and several allies; proven from the Gulf War onwards.
- M2 Bradley armored fighting vehicle : A family of armored fighting vehicles, with roles including infantry fighting vehicle, scouting, forward observer, and other functions in a platform sufficiently survivable to accompany the M1 Abrams tank, although needing more protection
- M109 howitzer : A family of self-propelled 155mm howitzers developed by the U.S. Army
- M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System : A fully-tracked artillery firing platform that carries two munitions pods, containing either six rockets or short-range surface-to-surface missiles, or one MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missile
- MH-53 PAVE LOW : United States Air Force special operations helicopter that can fly at night, at extremely low altiude, and in most weather. Its main missions are delivering and retrieving special operations personnel; replaced by the CV-22
- AN/PVS-4 : Night vision sight for personal weapons such as rifles and machine guns, which can also be detached and used as a viewing aid
- AN/PVS-7 : Night vision goggle, in the form of a head-mounted monocular unit for ground vehicle operation, map reading, navigation, maintenance, and first aid
- RC-135 RIVET JOINT : A United States Air Force long-range aircraft for collecting communications intelligence
- SA-2 GUIDELINE : S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems were the first Soviet air defense missiles in wide deployment. Their NATO reporting designation was SA-2 GUIDELINE.
- SA-3 GOA : Second-generation, generally obsolete, Soviet surface-to-air missile; encountered during the Gulf War
- SA-6 GAINFUL : Also known by the NATO designation SA-6 GAINFUL, this is a highly mobile surface-to-air missile system with both radar and passive television, the latter allowing it to engage targets without telltale radar emissions. It entered Soviet service in 1970, but has gone constant improvement and remains operational in a number of countries, optimized for low to medium air defense.
- SS-1 SCUD : A Soviet-designed short range and inaccurate ballistic missile, a near-copy of the Second World War V-2 missile, that was widely exported, copied, employed as a base for new development, and used in combat by Iraq
- T-62 tank : Add brief definition or description
- T-72 tank : Add brief definition or description
- United States Special Operations Command : A U.S. Unified Combatant Command with both functional and operational responsibilities, both to prepare special operations forces for the geographic commands, and to execute strategic special operations, typically under national orders and high security classification
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.
- XM93 Fuchs (nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle) : Nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle developed for the German Army and used by many countries; modified to a standard vehicle by the U.S. Army; to be replaced in US service by the M1135 nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle