456. 2/28/1991

With the approval of General Norman Schwarzkopf, “they [President George H.W. Bush and members of his Administration] decided to declare a cease-fire [in Operation Desert Storm] at midnight [at the end of February 28, 1991], Washington time, ending the ground war exactly one hundred hours after it had begun. ‘There was a general consensus that we had, in fact, achieved our objectives,’ [Secretary of Defense Dick] Cheney later recalled. The Iraqis were out of Kuwait. ‘We’d done what we said we were going to do.’ ”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 208

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