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Submitted by myth (Germany), Aug 9, 2010 at 07:33

Vijay, let me disagree: At the time of Desert Storm the Soviet Union was just about to collapse. The strategic focus of the time had to be on the unclear future of eastern-european states and ex-soviet republics like the three baltic states, would they become part of the EU, or even join NATO. The position of NATO-allies and traditional cold-war-enemies at the time was both fragile and unclear. It would have been wrong to commit a major part of the US forces in that region to an open-end operation. Desert Storm did prove the point in those ending cold-war-conflicts that the US conventional forces were substantially strong enough to defeat soviet-make weapons in a large-scale conflict.

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