In 1990, the Middle Eastern country of Iraq invaded its smaller neighbor, Kuwait. In response, an international coalition of forces led by the United States attacked Iraq. The resulting Gulf War lasted several months and ended with the defeat of Iraq, which withdrew its forces from Kuwait. A historian interviews two people who fought during a certain battle during the Gulf War. One person says U.S. forces fired first; the other person says Iraqi forces fired first. To try to learn what really happened, the historian should
The historian should avoid biased opinions. the best option would be to source the action reports of the battle if they are available as they would be the best source of evidence. If not the historian should go off of other primary evidence such as diaries of soldiers from both sides, these may provide a better insight into the placement and the activities of the positioned soldiers.