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      • “ Peace is Earned Through Strength”
        • Increased Military Budget
      • Global War on Terror
      • Bush Doctrine
        • Authored by Cheney & Paul Wolfowitz
        • Actions that will protect the security and democracy of Americans are justified
      • New President-Hu Jintao
      • April 1-US Spy Plane collides w/Chinese fighter
      • Emergency Landing on Hainan Island
      • Held for 12 Days, US paid $34, 567.89
      • Plane returned 2 months later
        • In over 100 boxes!
      • 8:45am-American Airlines 11 from Boston hits WTC (North)
      • 9:08am-United 175 from Boston hits WTC (South)
      • 9:43am-American 77 from Dulles hits Pentagon
      • 10:10am-United 93 from Newark crash lands into Somerset, PA
      • 2,999 people died, 24 are still missing
          • 246 on the 4 Planes, 2603 in NYC, 125 at Pentagon
      • All Civilian International air traffic was banned from landing for 3 days
      • “ Terrorism can shake the foundations of our tallest buildings but it can’t shake the resolve of the American people.
      • Approval Rating hit 86%, highest ever
      • October 7- US invasion of Afghanistan
        • Destruction of Terrorist training camps
        • Capture of Al-Qaeda Leaders (bin Laden)
      • Nov. 21-Battle of Tora Bora-remove Taliban from Kabul
      • President Hamid Karzai
      • Operation Mountain Thrust (2006)-renew attacks against the Taliban
      • Iran
      • Iraq
      • North Korea
      • Cuba
      • Libya
      • Syria
      • President Vladimir Putin
      • Consolidation of Democratic Power? Next Tsar of Russia
      • SORT Treaty signed May 24, 2002
        • Limits Nuclear arsenals to 1700 by 2012
        • No longer recognizes ABM Treaty
      • UN Resolution 1441-No tolerance or defiance of international law (WMD)
      • Reasons for War-WMD and ties to 9/11
        • CIA was continuing to investigate “allegations of yellow-cake uranium sales in Niger”
        • Thomas Wilson and Valerie Plame (CIA)
        • No real connection was ever found…
        • Hans Blix was never aware of any indications of a nuclear program that could attack the US
      • Invasion began on March 20, 2003
      • Led by General Tommy Franks
      • Baghdad falls on April 9
      • Successes
        • Operations over May 1, 2003
        • Uday & Qusay killed, Saddam Executed (Dec. 30, 2006)
        • Iraq becomes a democracy in 2004
        • Current leader-Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki
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      • Rumsfeld Doctrine
        • Lighter, Faster Military w/supporting air strikes
        • Lack of Ground Forces to Secure Borders & Cities
      • Debaathification
        • Removal of Saddam’s personal army & anyone involved within his former government
      • Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal
      • Troops-680,000 invasion
      • 540,000 US
      • 148 US Dead (36 Friendly Fire)
      • 30 Supporting Nations
        • 52,000 Saudi Arabia
        • 43,000 United Kingdom
        • 33,600 Egypt
      • Cost $61 Billion ($7 Billion to US)
      • 6 Weeks of Combat
      • Troops-300,000 invasion
      • 165,000 Current
      • 3915 US Soldiers Dead
      • 17 Supporting Nations Today
        • South Korea 933
        • Romania 397
        • El Salvador 280
      • Cost $400 Billion to US
      • 3 Months of Active Combat
      • Kim Jong –Il
      • Walked away from 1994 Agreement
        • $4 Billion, Oil, Light-water reactors
      • Oct. 6, 2006-Detonated Nuclear Device (Underground)
      • May 7, 2007-Agreed to shut down reactors for release of frozen bank funds
      • US, China, North Korean Deal
      • September 2, 2007-Agreed to dismantle nuclear program by the end of 2007.
      • Bush’s Desire for a Palestinian State by 2005
      • Denounced Arafat (Died in 2003)
      • Israel PM-Ehud Olmert
      • Palestinian President-Mahmoud Abbas
      • Israel must halt West Bank activity
      • Palestinian must halt and dismantle all terrorist activities
      • Colonel Muhammar Quadhafi
      • Agreed in 2003 to disarm all of their WMD
      • Allowed weapons inspectors in (UN)
      • In 2006, agreed to full diplomatic ties with the US (off Axis of Evil…)
      • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
      • US calls for a stop to production of all nuclear weapons
      • In 2003, Iran stopped making a bomb
        • Continued enrichment of uranium
        • Continued long range missile system