Operation Desert Storm was an operated that North America was a part of. Pop Hunter and Dan Fokker served in it: Dan died when he failed to eject from their fighter when it was hit. (Robotech/Voltron 2)
Behind the scenes
In the real world, Operation Desert Storm was the name given to the early stages of the Gulf WarTemplate:CatTemplate:Cat. In the Robotech/Voltron, the name of the Gulf War was not referenced -- and it is possible to infer that in the Robotech Universe the events of the operation went differently. It is possible to interpret that the Operation has some connection to the Global War.