The Gulf War
This chapter will examine the justifications for, and practice of, the Gulf War of 1991. The chapter begins with a brief summary of the background to the war. It then examines the justifications for war given by President George H. Bush. The reaction by the UNSC to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait is then highlighted, after which the discussion shifts to the practice of war. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications of the Gulf War in terms of international society.