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History Matters: LSU Shreveport symposium to probe secret mission of Operation Desert Storm

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KATE ARCHER KENT
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Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. and its allies launched Operation Desert Storm to free Kuwait from an invasion by Iraq. What was confidential at the time was that the opening mission of the war was launched from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Commentator Gary Joiner profiles the top-secret air combat mission nicknamed "Secret Squirrel."

 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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