Synopsis by Sally Barber
ABC News: A Line in the Sand documents the beginning of the Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. This video recounts the evening of the United Nations deadline for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to withdraw troops from Kuwait, the oil-rich country Hussein's military invaded in August 1990. Peter Jennings and other ABC News journalists detail what American military forces encountered in battle and what many people view as the underlying cause of the six-week-long war: oil.
war, ABC-News, news