Persian Gulf War

This edition of History in a Nutshell explores the reasons behind Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, and the process behind the Coalition's response to Saddam's aggression. 

Saddam Hussein's military forces invaded and occupied Iraq's next door neighbor Kuwait on August 2, 1990. This invasion was immediately condemned by the United Nations, and an Allied Coalition was formed with the purpose of driving Saddam out of Kuwait. 

This edition of History in a Nutshell explores the reasons behind Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, and the process behind the Coalition's response to Saddam's aggression. 

Now including an interview with U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush - an A-10 Thunderbolt pilot who destroyed Iraqi tanks during the Persian Gulf War! 

9. Conclusion | Tankbusters
9. Conclusion | Tankbusters

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush elaborates on how American sentiments changed from before the conflict, to afterwards. Lt. Col. Rush also discusses the lessons people should take away from the...
7. "SCUD Hunts" | Tankbusters
7. "SCUD Hunts" | Tankbusters

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While Lieutenant Colonel Joel Rush did not participate in any organized hunts for Saddam Hussein's SCUD missiles, he recalls his experience of running into a SCUD missile launcher during a night...
5. Flying Missions | Tankbusters
5. Flying Missions | Tankbusters

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush discusses what flying missions in the A-10 Thunderbolt II were like. He walks viewers through the process of preparing for a mission, destroying Saddam Hussein's...
4. Reaction to Invasion of Kuwait | Tankbusters
4. Reaction to Invasion of Kuwait | Tankbusters

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush recalls his thoughts about hearing the news on Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. Rush also discusses the socio-political climate in the U.S. at...