Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Gulf War of 1991 was watched by millions of people worldwide on CNN. The television network opens its archives to present this account of the war in a series narrated by Bernard Shaw. Shaw covered the high-tech Gulf War live from Kuwait, where Saddam Hussein sent military forces to take over oil interests there. The United States intervened on behalf of Kuwait, as well as its own oil interests, against Iraq. This episode presents a profile of General Norman Schwarzkopf, who was in charge of the war. His determined, no-nonsense demeanor, and frank briefings on CNN about the progress of the war made Schwarzkopf a popular hero in America.
war, General, military-leader, Persian-Gulf, gulf