The United States and the United Nations responded quickly to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. With multiple United Nations sanctions, and chances to leave, Saddam refused to withdraw his military from Kuwait. An Allied Coalition of around thirty-five countries was formed with the purpose of driving the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, and enforcing U.N. sanctions. Under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Sabre were successful in liberating Kuwait.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how U.S. relationships with other countries have developed since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- 5.5.CO Compare and contrast the focus of the U.S. as a world leader before and after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
- 5.5.CC Analyze the continuities and changes in U.S. relationships with countries around the world as a result of the economic, political, and social changes in this period.
- 5.5.E Analyze multiple perspectives on the economic, political, and social effects of global interdependence after 1980 using primary and secondary sources.