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Whitehouse in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War

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Photographed By Craig Doda, March 22, 2020
1. Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War Marker

The Gulf War (August 28, 1990 - February 28, 1991) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate the nation of Kuwait. This dispute resulted in approximately 294 military fatalities.

The War in Afghanistan (2001 to the present). On 11 September 2001 al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the United States. Osama bin Laden at the time was being sheltered in Afghanistan by the Taliban. The US demanded that the Taliban, who were de facto ruling the country, hand over bin Laden, and they refused. The war's public aims were to dismantle al Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. Since the initial objectives were completed at the end of 2001, the war mostly involves US and allied Afghan government troops battling Taliban insurgents. The War in Afghanistan is the longest war in US history and has resulted in over 2,200 US military casualties.

Iraq War (2003-2011) consisted of two phases: a conventionally fought

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war in March - April 2003, in which a combined force of troops (primarily from the US and Great Britain) invaded Iraq and defeated Iraqi military forces and a second phase consisting of a US occupation of Iraq. The war led to the overthrow of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his eventual execution. The war resulted in approximately 4,497 military fatalities and suppression of militant factions including ISIS continues to this day.

Gulf War Timeline
August Saddam Hussein deployed Iraqi troops to invade Kuwait starting the Gulf War.
August The United States led an initiative against Iraq and moved troops into Saudi Arabia.
November - The United Nations Resolution 678 demanded Iraqi withdrawal.

January - The United States and coalition forces launched Operation Desert Storm. Helicopters and war planes attacked Baghdad and other military targets in Iraq.
January - Saddam Hussein ordered the destruction of Kuwaiti oilfields.
February - Coalition forces gave Iraq an ultimatum to leave Kuwait and Saddam Hussein refused, thereby initiating the ground war.
February Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi withdrawal of troops from Kuwait.
February - The United States declared a ceasefire for the coalition, ending the war.

Iraq War Timeline
March 20 - The United States

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2. Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War Marker
and coalition forces begin the invasion of Iraq.
April 10 - The fall of Baghdad as coalition forces moved in ending the rule of Saddam Hussein
December 13 - Saddam Hussein is captured, tried and subsequently executed.

November 7 - Second Battle of Fallujah begins.
November 8 - Insurgents regroup and begin the Battle of Mosul.

June 17 - Battle of Ramadi begins.

August 18 - American combat operations in Iraq end as its last combat brigade departs for Kuwait but 50,000 advise-and-consent troops remained.

December 18 - The last US troops withdraw from Iraq.

Afghanistan War Timeline
October 7 - US and British forces begin airstrikes in Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to hand over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
December 7 - Taliban stronghold falls. Bin Laden escapes to the mountains of Afghanistan.

August - NATO deploys peacekeeping troops to Afghanistan.

May 2 - Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. Special Forces during a raid at an Abbottabad, Pakistan compound.

The war continues, making it the longest war in US history.
Date: June 2019
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm

Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, March 22, 2020
3. Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War Marker
War, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan. A significant historical date for this entry is February 28, 1990.
Location. 41° 31.127′ N, 83° 48.231′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Providence Street (Ohio Route 64), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Other Military Operations (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Army (a few steps from this marker); Whitehouse Air Force Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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