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The attack of Iraqi military forces to a small Arab state called Kuwait on orders from president Saddam Hussein caused The US to interfere with the situation resulting in a war called The Gulf War of 1991 starting in January 16 ending in February 28 The military campaign against Iraq had two phase The Air War and the Ground War The aim of the air war was to destroy the stratecigally important places and the ground war was for There were a number of reasons that caused the war in addition to the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqi Military Forces these reasons were Iraq publicly decrying the US naval presence in the Persian Gulf and making increasingly belligerent threats against Kuwait and The United Arab Emirates whom they accused of breaking agreements limiting oil production and thereby severely depressing world oil prices and costing Iraq billions of dollars in annual revenueIn protecting the Saudis from invasion and removing the Iraqis from the US had the right intention The real reason the US decided to fight Iraqis was to restore Kuwaits government and to defend Saudi Arabia was no underlying reason such as to receive better prices on oil or tomake the Kuwaitis indebted to the US so as to receive favors Throughoutthe war the US made clear their purpose and intent in fighting the and not once did they stray from itLegitimate authority was established when the Congress voted to followUnited Nations resolution 678 section two of which Authorizes MemberStates co-operating with the Government of Kuwait unless Iraq on or 15 January 1991 fully implements as set forth in paragraph 1 above theforegoing resolutions to use all necessary means to uphold and resolution 660 1990 and all subsequent relevant resolutions and torestore international peace and security in the area The vote to the resolution was as good as a declaration of war as far as legitimateauthority is concerned and is in some ways
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