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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Persian Gulf War

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In January 1991, an international coalition of forces, led by the United States, invaded Iraq in a campaign entitled "Operation Desert Storm".

What action by its leader, Saddam Hussein, caused this international response?

A

Hussein had ordered the invasion of Kuwait a few months earlier.

B

Hussein was thought to be developing WMD (weapons of mass destruction).

C

Hussein was suspected of using chemical weapons on the Kurdish people of northern Iraq.

D

Hussein was blockading the Strait of Hormuz, a critical waterway for the petroleum industry.

E

Hussein was threatening to launch an air attack, then to be followed up by a land invasion of Israel.