Gulf War

General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

General Norman Schwarzkopf in 1991 - the year of the Gulf war. Photo: MCT

Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012

Saturday, 29 December, 2012, 5:40am

Iraq war would cost Beijing millions

A US-led war on Iraq will cost China millions of dollars in higher oil prices and lost contracts and is likely to result in American domination of global supplies, an official newspaper said yesterday.

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Our view

Two of your columnists Andy Ho (South China Morning Post, September 7) and Tim Hamlett (Sunday Morning Post, September 12) have suggested that Hill and Knowlton helped fabricate information during the Gulf War to influence public opinion in favour of US intervention against Iraq. We didn't.

26 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Putting a positive spin on PR spending

The Government is about to recruit a public relations firm to help boost its international image. Seven agencies, including two which helped Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's election campaign, are reported to have been shortlisted.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

We haven't learned from blunders of the past

I refer to Chris Bilham's letter, headlined, 'Case of history repeating itself' (South China Morning Post, March 2).

I agree that history has repeated itself in the case of the crisis between Iraq and the US, but in a more worrying way than Mr Bilham pointed out.

6 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

US jets under fire, says Iraq

Baghdad said yesterday it had fired surface-to-air missiles against United States warplanes policing the no-fly zones in Iraq, but failed to hit them.

'Iraqi air defence men have confronted the hostile aircraft by firing surface-to-air missiles,' a Defence Ministry spokesman said on state television. He did not say when attack took place.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Feet of endurance

The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan, Century $170 I DON'T know what has come over the Special Air Service. After decades of being taciturn to the point of paranoia, the regiment has become a hotbed of amateur authorship.

2 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Topple war criminal Saddam

OPERATION Desert Storm cost millions of dollars, so that Kuwait could be freed from Saddam Hussein.

Since then, there has been a cat and mouse game between the allies and Iraq. Saddam is laughing at the West and in the eyes of Muslims he is the real winner.

3 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Hammerbeck's fortunes of war

IT was a blustery January morning in Hongkong. Weak sunlight filtered into his Prince of Wales Building office and the calm was irregularly disturbed by the clatter of helicopters over HMS Tamar. But Brigadier Christopher Hammerbeck's thoughts were miles, and years, away in the Saudi desert.

16 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Welcome reminder for the bully of Baghdad

THE Allied air strike on Iraq, described as a ''spanking, not a beating'' by one US official, is not, at this stage, likely to spark a renewal of a similar level of hostilities to those that began two years ago. It was not a declaration of war, just a well-timed reminder to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein that the world will not let him get away with flaunting his defiance.

15 Jan 1993 - 12:00am