425. 1/15/1991

“…the United Nations had given Iraq a deadline of January 15, 1991, to withdraw peacefully from Kuwait. The [H.W.] Bush administration had also built a strong coalition of thirty-five nations that had agreed to participate in removing Iraqi forces by military force, if necessary. Approximately 660,000 troops had been assembled (74 percent, or 500,000, were American) and $56 billion had been pledged to finance the war (most coming from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and other Persian Gulf countries).”

 – Ricardo S. Sanchez with Donald T. Phillips, Wiser in Battle, Page 72

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