30 Years Later: Reflections on the Gulf War & the Coalition Victory

“Kuwait is liberated. Iraq’s army is defeated.”

– President George H.W. Bush

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation, The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University, and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum invite you to join us for 30 Years Later: Reflections on the Gulf War & the Coalition Victory, a very special online event featuring 

The Honorable James A. Baker, III

61st U.S. Secretary of State

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor, best-selling author, and host of Special Report with Bret Baier, joins Secretary Baker to reflect on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War.

President George H. W. Bush famously reacted to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 by declaring “this aggression will not stand.” From that moment forward, Secretary Baker played a key role in formulating the policies and strategy that led to victory. Through coercive diplomacy and unprecedented coalition building, Secretary Baker’s leadership was critical to the success of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

About the Speakers

Sec. Baker

James A. Baker, III has served in senior government positions under three United States Presidents. He served as the nation’s 61st Secretary of State from January 1989 through August 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at the State Department, Mr. Baker traveled to 90 foreign countries as the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era.

Mr. Baker served as the 67th Secretary of the Treasury from 1985-1988 under President Ronald Reagan. As Treasury Secretary, he was also Chairman of the President’s Economic Policy Council. From 1981-1985, he served as White House Chief of Staff to President Reagan. Mr. Baker’s record of public service began in 1975 as Under Secretary of Commerce to President Gerald Ford. It concluded with his service as White House Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to President Bush from August 1992 to January 1993.

Read more about Secretary Baker here.


Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s Chief Political Anchor and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” (weeknights 6-7 PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top five shows in cable news.

Prior to his anchor role, Baier was named chief White House correspondent in 2006 and covered the second term of the Bush Administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as defense, military policy, and the intelligence community from the Pentagon.

Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC. A graduate of DePauw University, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. He is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” and “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission.” Bret’s latest book, “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire,” is available now.

To learn more about Bret Baier and his impressive career, please visit bretbaier.com.

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