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In the spring of 1990, Iraq was threatening to use chemical weapons if Israel attacked them. Did she foresee the need for other countries to intervene in their dispute?
Iraq accused Kuwait and United Arab Emirates of breaking agreements and costing billions of dollars in annual oil revenue. Did she think that the US should fight to preserve the security of global oil supplies?
The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait united almost the entire world in opposition. Although it was a war, was it reassuring that there was such a strong force opposing Saddam Hussein's demands?
On November 8, 1990, President Bush announced a force buildup, called "Operation Desert Shield." Did she support his decision? Why or why not? Did she think the U.S. should act as a world police force?
Between November 8 and January 15, there were several months of waiting to see what would happen in the Persian Gulf. How did she and others around her feel during those long months?
The war began with an intensive air attack, followed by a ground assault. In all, the air attack lasted five weeks and the ground attack lasted for 100 hours. During this time, what was she feeling? Was she scared? Was she proud of the troops?
Did she constantly listen to the news? Did she stay up late watching the latest developments or listen at work during the war?
The Defense Intelligence Agency reported Iraq suffered 100,000 deaths, 300,000 wounded, 150,000 deserters, and that 60,000 were taken prisoner. Did she think that so many casualties would occur during the war? How did it make her feel about the purpose of the war?