The 100-Hour War
The 30th anniversary of the ground assault phase of Operation Desert Storm began on 24 February 2021. The ground assault was a short affair, lasting roughly 100 hours before President George H.W. Bush called for a ceasefire. It was not the first time Marines engaged in ground combat in Desert Storm as the Marines previously executed daring artillery raids and fought in the Battle of Al Khafji. For the Marines, the ground war consisted of infiltrating a barrier berm that separated Saudi Arabia from Kuwait, punching through two obstacle belts, and advancing to liberate Kuwait City.