Appendix E Persian Gulf War-Related Events: Timeline

Date

 

 

Significant Event

1990

August

2

Iraq invades Kuwait

1990

August

8

U.S. Air Force arrives in Saudi Arabia

1990

August

9

U.S. ground forces arrive in Saudi Arabia

1990

November

29

UN Security Council authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait

1991

January

12

Congress authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait

1991

January

16

Operation Desert Storm commences as U.S. warplanes attack military targets in Iraq and Kuwait

1991

January

17

First hostile fire

1991

January

20

First oil well fires started in Kuwait

1991

January

27

Coalition forces declare air supremacy

1991

February

19

Majority of oil well fires ignited

1991

February

24

Ground war begins

1991

February

25

SCUD attack in Dhahran killing U.S. troops

1991

February

28

Cease-fire takes effect and offensive operations end

1991

March

10

U.S. troops destroy munitions dump at Khamisiyah

1991

June

13

Last U.S. ground troops return to the United States

1992

August

 

Expert Panel on Petroleum Toxicity established

1993

July

 

Office of Technology Assessment Workshop on Persian Gulf Health held

1993

October

 

Start of IOM Committee to Review the Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War

1993

December

 

Defense Science Board established

1994

January

 

Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board established

1994

April

 

National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Workshop Panel held

1994

May

 

Independent Council Harrison Spencer (dean, Tulane University School of Public Health) appointed

1994

June

 

IOM Committee to Review DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program established

1994

December

2

IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's first report submitted to DoD

1995

March

 

Senior-Level Oversight Panel, Persian Gulf Investigation Team, and Declassification Program established

1995

March

 

Task Force on Analysis and Declassification of Intelligence Records established

1995

May

26

Presidential Advisory Committee of Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses established

1995

August

7

IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's second report submitted to DoD



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--> Appendix E Persian Gulf War-Related Events: Timeline Date     Significant Event 1990 August 2 Iraq invades Kuwait 1990 August 8 U.S. Air Force arrives in Saudi Arabia 1990 August 9 U.S. ground forces arrive in Saudi Arabia 1990 November 29 UN Security Council authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait 1991 January 12 Congress authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait 1991 January 16 Operation Desert Storm commences as U.S. warplanes attack military targets in Iraq and Kuwait 1991 January 17 First hostile fire 1991 January 20 First oil well fires started in Kuwait 1991 January 27 Coalition forces declare air supremacy 1991 February 19 Majority of oil well fires ignited 1991 February 24 Ground war begins 1991 February 25 SCUD attack in Dhahran killing U.S. troops 1991 February 28 Cease-fire takes effect and offensive operations end 1991 March 10 U.S. troops destroy munitions dump at Khamisiyah 1991 June 13 Last U.S. ground troops return to the United States 1992 August   Expert Panel on Petroleum Toxicity established 1993 July   Office of Technology Assessment Workshop on Persian Gulf Health held 1993 October   Start of IOM Committee to Review the Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War 1993 December   Defense Science Board established 1994 January   Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board established 1994 April   National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Workshop Panel held 1994 May   Independent Council Harrison Spencer (dean, Tulane University School of Public Health) appointed 1994 June   IOM Committee to Review DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program established 1994 December 2 IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's first report submitted to DoD 1995 March   Senior-Level Oversight Panel, Persian Gulf Investigation Team, and Declassification Program established 1995 March   Task Force on Analysis and Declassification of Intelligence Records established 1995 May 26 Presidential Advisory Committee of Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses established 1995 August 7 IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's second report submitted to DoD

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--> Date     Significant Event 1996 January   IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's final report submitted to DoD 1996 March   DoD releases report, "The Possible Role of Vaccine Adjuvants in Persian Gulf War Veterans Illness" 1996 March 11 Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part I" 1996 March 28 Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part II" 1996 June 21 DoD announces that suspected chemical weapons might have been at the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Depot (300–400 U.S. troop potentially exposed to nerve agents) 1996 June 25 Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part III" 1996 August 2 CIA releases report on Intelligence Related to Gulf War Illness 1996 August 4 DoD releases report on "Coalition Chemical Detectons and Health of Coalition Troops in Dectection Area" 1996 August 8 DoD releases "Report on Possible Effects of Oganophosphate 'Low-Level' Nerve Agent Exposure" 1996 September 4 DoD releases CCEP Database for Independent Scientific Investigation 1996 September 19 Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part IV" 1996 September 19 DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 5,000 1996 October 2 DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 15,000 1996 October 22 DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 21,000 1996 November   Special Assistant to Gulf War Veterans Illnesses appointed 1996 November   Special Assistant to the President for Gulf War Veterans Illnesses appointed 1996 December   Second IOM Committee to Review DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program established 1996 December 10 Congressional Hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part V" 1996 December 31 Presidential Advisory Committee submits its final report 1997 January 9 Senate hearings held on "Persian Gulf War Illnesses" 1997 January 21 Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part VI"