Iraq War

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Iraq War

  1. 1. Iraq <ul><li>Who is involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saddam Hussein </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Sunnis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Shiites </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Kurds </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>George W. Bush/Dick Chaney (2003-2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Barack Obama/Joe Biden (2009-Current) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Congress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>180,000 American Troops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________ </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>When did it start? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>March 20, 2003-Present </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Operation Iraqi Freedom” (March 20 to May 1, 2003 Official operation) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for the conflicts? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iraq’s Oil Reserves (actually, we get most of our oil from Canada) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weapons of Mass Destruction (even though we have no evidence) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American’s want to spread democracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iraq government violate human rights (or is it a cultural thing?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Results of the conflicts? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civil War broke out against government control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Al-Qaida (type of political party) begins an occupation of Iraq… (leading to insurgencies and elections) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US military combat  Surge  Transition away from military combat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Death Toll </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total US Deaths 4,000+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total Iraqi Deaths 150,000 to 1 million+ (numbers are not being released) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ $10 billion per month </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total cost so far around $562,000,000,000+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Afghanistan <ul><li>Who is involved ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Osama Bin Laden (Al-Qaida political party leader) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Taliban (political party in Afghanistan government) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>36,000 American Troops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24,000 troops from NATO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The country of Pakistan (providing sanctuary for Taliban and Al-Qaida in tribal areas) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>___________________________________ </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>When did it start? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>October 7, 2001-Present </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Operation Enduring Freedom” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Global War on Terror” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Forgotten War” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for the conflicts? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>America was attacked on 9/11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Taliban (political party) allowed Al-Qaida (political party) into Afghanistan government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Al-Qaida then drove Taliban out of Afghanistan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Military troops are attempting to destroy Al-Qaida </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capture Osama Bin Laden </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________ </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Results of the conflicts? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Violence is rising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Osama Bin Laden still not captured/found </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Death Toll </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total Afghani Deaths Unsure, no civilian records are kept </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total US Deaths 605+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total US Wounded 2,400+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>▪ Total cost so far around $11.8 billion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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