How Did Operation: Desert-Storm Affect the United States?
Operation: Desert-Storm did not affect the United States as much as it seems. The country that was affected the most from this war was Iraq. The United states lost only a hand full of soldiers during this war. Iraq, on the other hand, lost hundreds of thousands of military units. The economy of the United States was also saved during this war. This point is looked over a lot by everyone that studies this subject. If Iraq were to take over Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the oil industry would go downhill. The United States and other rich countries would loose money really fast because they would be forced to pay more for oil. If all of the countries refused to pay for the oil at the cost that Iraq wanted to charge then businesses would fail and there would be no money anywhere except Iraq. This situation would cause WW III. On the up side of the war, the United States was able to create new weapons to use such as the F-117 Stealth Bomber. This plane and many other vehicles that were produced during Operation: Desert-Storm have helped a lot in modern warfare.