Interesting article though, thanks for posting it.
Retired DS/DS AF vet.
No kidding, I was at my daughters school for Veterans day, one of the students asked what war I was in, told him I served during the Gulf War, he looked at me like I made it up.
During Desert Shield, I remember Rush talking about “smart” munitions like smart bombs and cruise missiles.
“Saddam, there is good news and bad news for you. The good news is that we tested a cruise missile and it missed its target. The bad news is that it missed it by two feet”
I was an intel analyst then. First briefing I gave with the information on hand after Iraq invaded Kuwait was that this was to be a limited incursion into Kuwait to seize the oil fields. At that point Hussein would just wait it out, baiting the UN with false promises of resolution, while strangling Kuwait due to lack of oil sales.
Well, I did occasionally get things wrong :-)
I believe the air war started with a Wild Weasel strike to help take down Iraqi SAM defenses. It was a F-4 Phantom.
I always thought it was fitting that the last enemy that the old girl got to light up was a bunch of rag heads.