There were more than 2 million active personnel and 1.1 million
reservists in U.S. military in 1990.
to the DOD, some 540,000 U.S. military personnel deployed to the
Gulf for the 1991 conflict. Breakdown includes:
83,600 Navy (includes 800 Coast Guard)
54,700 Air Force
coalition of nations assembled to fight the Gulf War included
Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada,
Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Honduras, Italy,
Kuwait, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
South Korea, Spain, Syria, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Cost: It is estimated
that the total war operation cost between $60 and $70 billion.
Of this total cost, some $8.5 billion was contributed by U.S.
taxpayers. The countries of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan,
the United Kingdom and others primarily financed the balance of
the cost either through money or services.
Department of Defense, CNN, Center for Defense Information, International
Institute for Strategic Studies
Military Killed in Action: 383
U.S. Military Wounded in Action: 467
U.S. Military Missing in Action: 2
widely as to the how many Iraqis, both military and civilian perished
in the 1991 conflict.
Military Killed in Action: 40,000
Iraqi Military Wounded in Action: 100,000
to Frontline's The
Gulf War, the Iraqi government estimates some 2,300 Iraqi
civilians were also killed in the conflict.
Center for Defense Information, PBS Frontline, CNN