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Gulf War Timeline


August 2 – Iraq invades Kuwait

August 7 – Operation Desert Shield Begins

August 7 – First U.S. Forces—F-15 Eagle fighters from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia—arrive in Saudi Arabia

August 1990 –  U.S. Navy preventive-medicine personnel and scientists began evaluating disease risks among deployed troops

August 12 – First Operation Desert Shield-related U.S. death

August 22 – First call-up of Selected Reservists to active duty for 90 days authorized by executive order.

September – First large-scale, in-theater painting operation established at the port of Ad Dammam

September – Team from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research arrives to discuss stress and psychological status with soldiers

November 12 – Call-up widened in subsequent authorizations; period of service extended to 180 days by executive order

December 21 – FDA issues the Interim Rule, "Informed Consent is Not Feasible" (FR 52814)

Last Updated: December 13, 2017
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