Desert Storm — War Done Well

I returned from Operation Desert Storm in mid-May 1991, after having been deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq for slightly less than six months. Our military objective for the conflict had been achieved, and with it a handful of political objectives that were amenable to military action. Those political objectives were to counter blatant aggression, to enforce the international concept that established borders should not be changed by unilateral military action, to demonstrate the authority of international law, and to strengthen the foundations of world order. The military objective to achieve all of this…