Iraq War

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Iraq War

  1. 1. Taking Steps Through The Iraq War . K’iara Louris , Alexis White
  2. 2. What was the Iraq War? The Iraq War was an armed conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. • The first phase consisted of an invasion of Iraq starting on 20 March 2003 by an invasion force led by the United States. • The second phase was a longer phase of fighting, in which an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the newly formed Iraqi government
  3. 3. What caused the war? Many people have different opinions of how the war started. The main reason the war started was the governments of the United States claimed that Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) posed a threat to their security and that of their coalition/regional aliases .
  4. 4. Who was involved in the Iraq War? Victor Side Opposing Side • United States - Saddam Hussein • Coalition forces - Australia - United Kingdom - Poland - Republic of Korea - Italy - Georgia - Ukraine - Netherlands - Spain • Iraq
  5. 5. How did the war effect …. U.S soldiers – U.S. citizens – Iraqis -
  6. 6. What was the total cost of the war? The Bush administration estimated the war would cost $50 to $60 billion, including the costs of reconstruction and clean up. As of 2013, the Cost of War Project estimates the war has cost $1.7 trillion—nearly 30 times the pre-war estimate. That cost doesn't factor in future costs of veterans' care, which push the total to more than $2.1 trillion. The Veterans Administration spending related to Iraq—which totals $45 billion—is almost as much as the Bush administration's overall cost estimate Source ? http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/press- past/2013/03/20/the-underestimated-costs-and-price-tag- of-the-iraq-war
  7. 7. Conditions in Iraq?
  8. 8. Our Opinion of the war? K’iara – Honestly I think the was pointless , If the U.S. job was to only go find weapons of mass destruction and build the trust of the Iraqis then there shouldn’t have been a war. Alexis
  9. 9. Could the US have stayed out of the war?

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