458. 2/28/1991

“The [first] Gulf War lasted six weeks [January 16-February 28, 1991]–a sustained aerial bombardment followed by an overwhelming application of ground force. The campaign would go down as one of the most successful military operations in American history. American casualties were low–only 148 combat deaths–and contributions from members of the broad coalition of countries that had supported the war largely covered the cost of the conflict.”

 – Stephen F. Hayes, Cheney, Page 244

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