Talk:Coalition of the Gulf War
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Links from this article with broken #section links (check):
Looking for clarification: The Afghan Troops were Taliban, Mujaheddin, or Communist?
Portugal it's not Spain
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 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Condense the list of equipment
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?
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.
The article that links to this one lists Turkey as a member of the coalition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War#Coalition_involvement
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.
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)