Talk:Coalition of the Gulf War

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Who[edit]

Looking for clarification: The Afghan Troops were Taliban, Mujaheddin, or Communist?

The communist regime in Afghanistan didn't fall untill 1992, so they are communist. --Im a Socialist! What Are You (talk) 16:06, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Argentina[edit]

Argentine Navy sent ARA Almirante Brown, ARA Espora, ARA Rosales and ARA San Blas [1] the air force sent Boeing 707 that seems much more than 300 . --Jor70 (talk) 11:18, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Germany?[edit]

The "Other divisions" lists Germany, but the table at the top doesn't identify what forces or armaments Germany provided?69.37.68.72 (talk) 16:40, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Portugal it's not Spain[edit]

Please change the map, because it shows Portugal as a member of the coalition of the gulf war. Believe me, Portugal it's not Spain... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.46.218.163 (talk) 18:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Condense the list of equipment[edit]

Do we really need a separate category for "guided missile destroyer", "guided missile frigate", "amphibious transport dock" and etc when we can just have one "warship" category? Can probably have a single "ground combat vehicle" category as well. —Masterblooregard (talk) 08:24, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

What happened to Turkey?[edit]

This article names two Turkish commanders of the coalition, but the article doesn't indicate that Turkey sent any troops at all. So, who were they leading.

There's also no indication of participation by Turkey in either of the maps of coalition forces. 68.50.227.52 (talk) 18:08, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

The article that links to this one lists Turkey as a member of the coalition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War#Coalition_involvement

68.50.227.52 (talk) 18:13, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't realize I was not signed in before. Anyway, the latter article says:

The Coalition committed 540,000 troops, and a further 100,000 Turkish troops were deployed along the Turkish-Iraqi border. This caused a significant force dilution of Iraq's military by forcing it to deploy its forces along all its borders. This allowed the main thrust by the U.S. to possess not only a significant technological advantage, but also a numerical superiority.

Ileanadu (talk) 18:17, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

I also found this:

Against the advice of many of his advisors -- and the Turkish military -- Özal threw Turkey's full support behind the US military campaign to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. Ankara cut off Iraq's oil exports through Turkish pipelines as part of the UN sanctions imposed on Iraq. It also deployed 100,000 troops along the Turkish-Iraqi border and allowed the United States to fly sorties against Iraq out of Turkish bases.

It just seems bizarre that Turkish coalition commanders are listed in the article. Couldn't there be an entry for the 100K Turkish forces with an explanation or footnote that their contribution was limited to its own border with Iraq? Ileanadu (talk) 18:40, 2 May 2013 (UTC)