Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard forces were on the run from American and British Army armored divisions. After the allied victory at the Battle of Medina Ridge, Saddam was afraid that the allies would push forward into Baghdad. President George H.W. Bush, in agreement with Colin Powell (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), a
ceasefire was declared on February 28, 1991. While Saddam Hussein was allowed to remain in power until the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the allied victory in the Persian Gulf War allowed the American military to regain its confidence after the Vietnam War.
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