459. 2/28/1991

“Operation Desert Storm was a military victory of historic proportions… In the span of only forty-three days [from January 17-February 28, 1991], forty-two Iraqi combat divisions were destroyed and 82,000 prisoners taken, the entire Iraqi navy was sunk, and 50 percent of Iraq’s combat aircraft were destroyed or fled to Iran to avoid destruction. …despite the annihilation of Iraq’s navy and combat aircraft, significant remnants of its military, including the Republican Guard, were never destroyed.”

 – Matthew M. Aid, The Secret Sentry, Page 192

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