"Leaflets of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm"
American Women in Uniform, Desert Storm - Aug
A quick word about the cost of the war. Desert Shield/Storm was a bad precedent for the because it was one of those very rare cases when other nations paid the vast bulk of the costs. The got most of its oil from so had no great reason to rush to the defense of . However, both and did use Kuwaiti oil, and many of the Arab nations were willing to pay to help free itself from the Iraqi yoke. I recall at the time that there was a joke that if the Army built a security fence in the bill would be sent to . It was a joke, but there was the germ of truth in it. As a result, future wars (like Iraqi Freedom) would be fought by a with the belief that much of the cost would be picked up by oil sales and other nations. This turned out to be a futile hope. In the case of the first Persian Gulf War, the cost was 61.1 billion dollars and 53.7 billion were paid by (16.8), (16.1), (10.0), (6.6), United Arab Emirates (4.1), and other nations (0.4). As a percent of Gross Domestic Product (0.3%), Desert Storm was the cheapest war fought in U.S. history. The greater cost of the war to the region was likely more than $676 billion.
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The Psywar Society (An international association of PSYOP historians and collectors) wanted to be the first to publish a booklet on the subject, so working together with author R. G. Auckland and some other members we published Aerial Propaganda Leaflets Produced by the United Nations Joint Forces for Operation Desert Storm in 1991. This booklet was a bit premature because many leaflets had not yet surfaced, but at 72 pages it was the first civilian published PSYOP reference of the war. The Psywar Society used its own numbering system in the booklet.