Over 1,000 US Marines from Fort Bragg disembark 21 August 1990 from a Galaxy transport plane at Saudi Dhahran air base. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait 02 August 1990, ostensibly over violations of the Iraqi border, led to the Gulf War which began 16 January 1991. A US-led multi-national force repulsed Iraq from Kuwait during the "Desert Storm" offensive and a cease-fire was signed 28 February 1991.         (Photo credit should read GERARD FOUET/AFP/Getty Images)