Prepared and published by the Defense Mapping Agency, this strategic map of the Middle East provides a detailed depiction of the region that was utilized during the planning of Desert Storm in late 1990. The Gulf War, which had been codenamed Desert Storm, was sparked by the Iraqi invasion of neighboring gulf state Kuwait. President George H.W. Bush, in coalition with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, deployed more than five hundred thousand US troops in the region bolstered with forces from the UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia, and more. The efforts became an allegiance of the largest allied nations since World War II.
The initial conflict to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait was kicked off with aerial and naval bombardment, which lasted five weeks, followed by a six-month ground invasion that liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraq. Iraq had long been an ally of the Soviet Union and was attempting to take control of Kuwait due to its valued proximity to coastal ports, which were crucial to the exportation of oil globally. The conflict was the first to have live news broadcasts from the frontlines.
The unique aesthetic and style of this map create a sense for the scope and scale of the invasion and allows the viewer to be transported back in time, and this is an authentic piece of cartographical and Military History. The coalition’s ultimate victory would result in a peace treaty conducted in an alliance held territory of Iraq.
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