©Stars and StripesSaudi Arabia, November, 1990: President George H.W. Bush shares a meal with troops in the Saudi Arabian desert during Operation Desert Shield. On Jan. 17, 1991, 25 years ago this week, the response to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait entered its combat phase, Operation Desert Storm.

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