30 Years After Desert Storm: Feb. 10

In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, Air Force Magazine is posting daily recollections from the six-week war, which expelled Iraq from occupied Kuwait.

Feb. 10:

  • Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze tells Secretary of State James A. Baker III that Moscow will not deploy troops with the multinational effort in Saudi Arabia because of opposition at home.

Check out our complete chronology of the Gulf War, starting with Iraq’s July 1990 invasion of Kuwait and running through Iraq’s April 1991 acceptance of peace terms.