The purpose of this paper is to apply national security strategy concepts to an analysis of the foreign security statecraft of Saddam Hussein as expressed in the events leading to and culminating in the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The framework used for this strategic analysis will be that put forward by Terry L. Deibel. The design presents five levels of analysis, the first being an examination of the statesman's assumptions of his domestic and international environment; the second level moving to an assessment of national interests and threats. Levels three and four apply to development of foreign policy objectives and assessment of national power and resources respectively. The fifth stage is development of plans and priorities for accomplishing these objectives.