532. The Gulf War was the largest scale offensive operations.
533.It was also really a high-tech war.
534.The Iraqi troops suddenly conquered Kuwait, the small and hopeless state.
535.The regional conflicts became a critical threat to the world peace.
536.The U.N. had to take measures to oppose the naked military aggression.
537.All the countries in the Middle East condemned the Iraqi invasion.
538.The United Nations passed many resolutions to call for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait.
539.It set January 15,1991 as the deadline.
540.The U.N. Resolution 678 authorized the use of "all possible means".
541.The United States has had many vital interests in the Middle East.
542.The U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution.
543.It gave President Bush the authorization "to use the U.S. Armed Forces pursuant to Resolution 678".
544.There were lots of negotiations offered before the war.
545.Iraq would defend itself in a very bold manner.
546.All the meetings ended in stalemate.
547.Thus the Allied Troops were formed ready for a war.
548.28 countries took part in the Allied Troops headed by the U.S.
549.They were equipped with modernized weapons and arrived in the combat places in the shortest time.
550.The U.S. dispatched to the Gulf about 505,000 men.
551.300,000 of them were ground troops.
552.The total strength of the Allied Troops was about 700,000.
553.They had 2,828 tanks, 3,510 planes, 2,160 armored vehicles and 178 warships.
554.It was through the operations of "Desert Shield", "Desert Storm" and "Desert Saber".
555.The Allied Troops gave a full play in the liberation of Kuwait.
556.The War began with air attacks on the Iraqi military potentials.
557. It lasted 38 days.
558.The Allied Troops flew 100,000 sorties.
559.The Iraqi military installations were destroyed seriously.
560.Iraq lost over 50% of its front troops.
Words and Expressions单词和短语
conquer vt. 征服，击败
Kuwait n. 科威特
aggression n. 侵略
condemn vt. 谴责，责备
resolution n. 决议；决定
authorization n. 授权；许可
pursuant to prep. 遵循，依照
negotiation n. 谈判，协商
stalemate n. 僵局
saber n. 军刀
shield n. 盾，盾牌
sortie n. （军机的）出动