PAD 510 Assignment 1 Historical Perspective (US Foreign Policy)
On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded its neighbor Kuwait. Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq, had long held designs on Kuwait’s land, wealth, and oil. The invasion violated international law, and the G.W.H. Bush administration was alarmed at the prospect of Iraq controlling Kuwait’s oil resources. Despite being somewhat caught off guard, the Bush administration went to work immediately trying to assemble a coalition to oppose Iraq. When the invasion began, Arab countries joined with the United States to form a coalition. On the day of the invasion, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 660, which condemned the invasion and demanded that Iraq withdraw “immediately and unconditionally”………..