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Nowadays, when people think of Iraq, they think of the war that began in 2003, ISIS and the long fight against terrorism. But the U.S. military’s first major conflict with the country came more than a decade before that – 25 years ago, in fact.

Operation Desert Storm began Jan. 17, 1991, after Iraqi forces who had invaded neighboring Kuwait refused to withdraw. The conflict is now commonly known as the Gulf War.

Here are six important facts you should know about it.

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As American involvement in the Vietnam War began, remedy the A-1 Skyraider was still the medium attack aircraft in many carrier air wings, although it was planned to be replaced by the A-6A Intruder as part of the general switch to jet aircraft. Skyraiders from Constellation and Ticonderoga participated in the first U.S. Navy strikes against North Vietnam on 5 August 1964 as part of Operation Pierce Arrow in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, striking against fuel depots at Vinh, with one Skyraider from Ticonderoga damaged by anti-aircraft fire, and a second from Constellation shot down, killing its pilot.

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U.S. Marines partner with UK Allies in F-35B Operational Test aboard USS Wasp

The Marine Corps declared initial operational capability on its variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), thumb after a final assessment showed the plane and its crew are not only ready to fight overseas if needed but also maintain and sustain the plane during extended operations.

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First Artillery during world war 1

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I hate to draw parallels to video games concerning real world, life or death issues, search but this is what you get for camping. Seriously though, these boys were literally camped out in this spot with bed rolls and blankets.

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At the mouth of Manila Bay just off the coast of Philippines lies a huge battleship-shaped immovable concrete structure that was built in the early twentieth century to defend Manila. Known as Fort Drum, ed but commonly referred to as the “concrete battleship, ampoule ” this heavily fortified structure roughly resembles a concrete ship.

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