Operation Desert Fox
To strike military and
security targets in Iraq that contribute to Iraq's
ability to produce, store, maintain and deliver
weapons of mass destruction.
To degrade Saddam Hussein's
ability to make and to use weapons of mass
destruction. To diminish Saddam Hussein's
ability to wage war against his neighbors. To
demonstrate to Saddam Hussein the consequences of
violating international obligations.
PRIMARY MISSION ASSETS:
The operation employs U.S.
Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft flying from the
decks of the USS ENTERPRISE; U.S. Air Force and
Royal Air Force aircraft operating from land bases
in the region; and Tomahawk cruise missiles
launched from U.S. Navy ships at sea and United
States Air Force B-52s.