Short Explanation of: The 6 Day War, Gulf War, and Iraqi War

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The Six Days WarAfter a time free of conflict, incidents along the border between Israel, Syria, Egypt, and Jordan increased during the early 1960s. In May, 1967, President Nasser, very unhappy with Israeli raids, requested the withdrawal of UN forces from Egyptian territory, mobilized units in the Sinai, and closed the Gulf of Aqaba to Israel. Israel response was to mobilize. The increase of threats steadily continued until Israel launched a massive air attack. Because they were able to use air, they easily controlled their own territory and to capture other areas that used to belong to them. They controlled the Sinai Peninsula within three days and then concentrated on the Jordanian frontier, capturing Jerusalem's Old City and on the Syrian border, gaining the Golan Heights. The war ended on June 10. In reality, the war lasted less than 6 days. It only lasted 130 hours and 30 minutes. The time duration was also different areas.

In Egypt, it lasted 4 days; in Jordan, it lasted 3 days; in Syria, the war lasted 6 days. The war could've lasted longer, but the land that was lost to the Arabs wasn't that important and that three of the countries' capitals were threatened.

The Gulf WarThis war started when Saddam Hussein publicly destroyed a copy of the Algiers Agreement. This action spurred a war against Iran in September 1908. The rest of the ten years spent in was extremely costly and almost pointless. In addition, Iraq began to manufacture chemical weapons. In the summer of 1990, Saddam had Iraq attack Kuwait, an oil rich place. The USA responded quickly to the invasion. In August 7, President Bush sent American troops to Saudi Arabia to protect it from possible attack. During the next few weeks, a large number of Kuwaitis were killed by...