Monday, August 02, 2004

This day in military history

On this day in military history, in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Although much smaller than her neighbor, Kuwait's armed forces were able to delay the Iraqi invasion long enough for the royal family to escape to Saudi Arabia. Much of the credit for this goes to the Kuwaiti air force Hawk missile batteries who decimated the helicopters carrying the Iraqi special forces tasked with the capture of the royal family. In miltary layman's term's, the skies above Kuwait city were a "target rich" environment for the Kuwaiti Hawk missiles and Skyhawks. A true "fire and forget" scenario.

On this day in military history, in 1934, Adolf Hitler became the absolute ruler of Germany on the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.


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