by Uwe U. Beyer
Iraq and Kuwait. Two Muslim countries with social, economic and military differences and yet both identical in many other ways. Both are rich in oil resources and both are over 95 per cent desert.
In early August 1990, Iraq attacked Kuwait under the rule of Saddam Hussein. Expecting little resistance from western countries, Iraq violated Kuwait and set forth a series of events that would lead to the Persian Gulf War. The war, which pitted a powerful international coalition of forces against Iraq, ended in 1991 when Iraq's military was decimated.
Following the war, the United...