February 27, 1991

Fourth Day of Ground Attack

Planes over field
Destroyed Iraqi Armor

The fourth and last full day of the war saw the American forces continuing the destruction of much of the Iraqi Army. A decision had already been taken in Washington to end the war at 100 hours. It had been determined that an assault on Baghdad might have too many unintended consequences. The best that could be done was to destroy as much Iraqi equipment as possible, and that was what was done in the last hours of the war.