Why is The Persian Gulf War so important to the United States?
History - Damon, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:39pm
Any war is important to those who fight in it and their families.
As for foreign policy, hang on and I will find a wiki party line.
History - Damon, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:43pm
Here is a reasonable summary from PBS:
Note that this was an international coalition, including states that had been enemies in the Cold War, agreeing that the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq must be reversed.