History of War


The battle of Khafji was to be one of national prestige and as the area was Saudi soil, it was felt that the Saudi National Guard, with support from Qatari troops, should be given the role of driving the Iraqis out. These forces were under General Khalid, backed by US Marines and Coalition airpower. “Two British advisers from the British Military Mission to the National Guard accompanied the engagement,” Ambassador Alan Munro later admitted.

If the Coalition had given Saddam

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