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A Green Light for War

April Glaspie, then Ambassador to Iraq, has long been blamed for giving a “Green Light” to dictator Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The young Ambassador had been summoned, for the very first time, to the president’s … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of War

When the Soviet Empire gradually collapsed between 1989 and 1991, the remaining sole superpower United States faced a new situation. The Cold War was over. What to do with the military-industrial complex? In August 1988, the eight-year long Iraq-Iran war … Continue reading

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They’ll Never Forget!

On the 2nd of August 1990, Kuwait, the small country in the corner of the Persian Gulf, was invaded by Iraqi troops. The tanks overran the tiny post Abdaly, about 50 km north of the Al Mutlaa ridge. Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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