1998 bombing of Iraq
|Date||16 December 1998 - 19 December 1998|
The 1998 bombing of Iraq (code-named Operation Desert Fox) was a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets by the United States and the United Kingdom.
On December 16 1998, President of the United States Bill Clinton announced that he had ordered strikes against Iraq. The contemporaneous justification for the strikes was Iraq's failure to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions and its interference with United Nations Special Commission inspectors who were looking for weapons of mass destruction, The inspectors were sent back in 1997 and were repeatedly refused access to certain sites thus compelling the U.S to launch strikes.
Clinton's decision was criticized and challenged by many Key members of the congress, Accusing Clinton to direct attention from ongoing impeachment proceedings, against him.
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