chapter  8
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From Containment to the Bush Doctrine: The Road to War with Iraq

ByCameron G. Thies

An uneasy peace emerged in the Middle East at the conclusion of Operation Desert

Storm in February of 1991. The United States and its coalition partners had succeeded

in driving Iraq’s military from Kuwait. However, rather than continuing the war by

marching on Baghdad to remove Saddam Hussein from power, President George H.