Global War on Terror and  Al Qaeda
 
War on Terror Begins <ul><li>Sept. 16, 2001 -- Bush promises crusade to &quot;rid the world of evildoers.” </li></ul><ul><...
War in Afghanistan <ul><li>Oct. 7, 2001 -- The United States launches attack on al Qaeda camps and Taliban installations i...
Bin Laden  Escapes <ul><li>US Special forces are sent into the Tora Bora Mtns. To find Bin Laden but fail. </li></ul>
Iraq is Targeted <ul><li>March 16, 2003 -- Bush declares, &quot;The dictator of Iraq and his weapons of mass destruction a...
Bush Admin vs. Saddam <ul><li>Admin accuses Iraq of harboring Terrorist and developing / possessing Weapons of Mass destru...
Operation Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>March 20, 2003 -- The United States, acting without the approval it sought from the United...
Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>April 9, 2003 -- The fall of Baghdad. U.S. Marines enter city and tear down statue of Hussein. </li>...
US Plan  for Iraq <ul><li>Rebuild infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a str...
Religious  Problems <ul><li>Iraqi Society is fragmented into two distinct groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Sunni: Majority - orth...
Problems <ul><li>Sectarian rivalries (religious) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Fighters ( Al Qeada) </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi in...
Saddam is Found  <ul><li>Dec. 13, 2003 -- Hussein is captured by U.S. soldiers, having been found hiding in a hole in the ...
Al Qaeda hits Western Europe: Madrid, Spain <ul><li>March 11, 2004 -- Al Qaeda-linked terrorists explode 10 bombs that rip...
Al Qaeda hits London <ul><li>July 7, 2005 -- Bombs planted on a bus and the subway in London kill 52 people. British-born ...
Problems on the Home front <ul><li>Some Anti war Protest </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Oil cost </li></ul><ul><li>Slumping Econ...
A new direction: <ul><li>The Obama administration is currently trying to pull out of Iraq and concentrate on escalating vi...
Human Cost <ul><li>After six years, the war in Iraq continues. It has claimed the lives of more than 4,000 U.S. troops, 24...
Lasting Impact <ul><li>US still in Afghanistan and Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Insurgency is still strong </li></ul><ul><li>Osa...
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Afghan & Iraq 09

  1. 1. Global War on Terror and Al Qaeda
  2. 3. War on Terror Begins <ul><li>Sept. 16, 2001 -- Bush promises crusade to &quot;rid the world of evildoers.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 18, 2001 -- United Nations Security Council calls on the Taliban leaders in Afghanistan to turn over bin Laden, who has been operating from within that country. </li></ul><ul><li>They refuse. </li></ul>
  3. 4. War in Afghanistan <ul><li>Oct. 7, 2001 -- The United States launches attack on al Qaeda camps and Taliban installations in Afghanistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance crumbles in a matter of weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation continues </li></ul>
  4. 5. Bin Laden Escapes <ul><li>US Special forces are sent into the Tora Bora Mtns. To find Bin Laden but fail. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Iraq is Targeted <ul><li>March 16, 2003 -- Bush declares, &quot;The dictator of Iraq and his weapons of mass destruction are a threat to the security of free nations.'' </li></ul>
  6. 7. Bush Admin vs. Saddam <ul><li>Admin accuses Iraq of harboring Terrorist and developing / possessing Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) </li></ul><ul><li>UN inspectors enter Iraq and find no evidence but US intelligence reports say otherwise. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Operation Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>March 20, 2003 -- The United States, acting without the approval it sought from the United Nations, invades Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush says the destruction of the regime of President Saddam Hussein is &quot;a vital part&quot; of the war on terrorism. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>April 9, 2003 -- The fall of Baghdad. U.S. Marines enter city and tear down statue of Hussein. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Iraqis rejoice with liberation </li></ul><ul><li>Problem : No WMD were found. </li></ul>
  9. 10. US Plan for Iraq <ul><li>Rebuild infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a strong government that can stand on its own so US can get out. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Religious Problems <ul><li>Iraqi Society is fragmented into two distinct groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Sunni: Majority - orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Shi’a: Second largest population in Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Differences in Islam </li></ul><ul><li>After Mohammed’s death, how Islam should be practiced. (2 views) </li></ul><ul><li>Saddam was a MAJOR control factor for these groups </li></ul>
  11. 12. Problems <ul><li>Sectarian rivalries (religious) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Fighters ( Al Qeada) </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi insurgents (Guerillas) </li></ul><ul><li>Unstable government </li></ul><ul><li>US troops caught in the middle </li></ul>
  12. 13. Saddam is Found <ul><li>Dec. 13, 2003 -- Hussein is captured by U.S. soldiers, having been found hiding in a hole in the ground at a farmhouse near the city of Tikrit. </li></ul><ul><li>He was tried by an Iraqi court and found guilty of crimes against humanity. </li></ul><ul><li>He is hung to death by the Iraqi Gov’t. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Al Qaeda hits Western Europe: Madrid, Spain <ul><li>March 11, 2004 -- Al Qaeda-linked terrorists explode 10 bombs that rip through commuter trains at three Madrid stations, killing nearly 200 people and wounding 1,400. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Al Qaeda hits London <ul><li>July 7, 2005 -- Bombs planted on a bus and the subway in London kill 52 people. British-born Pakistanis are arrested and charged. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Problems on the Home front <ul><li>Some Anti war Protest </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Oil cost </li></ul><ul><li>Slumping Economy </li></ul>
  16. 17. A new direction: <ul><li>The Obama administration is currently trying to pull out of Iraq and concentrate on escalating violence in Afghanistan. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Human Cost <ul><li>After six years, the war in Iraq continues. It has claimed the lives of more than 4,000 U.S. troops, 24,000 wounded and 33,000 to 37,000 Iraqis killed. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Lasting Impact <ul><li>US still in Afghanistan and Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Insurgency is still strong </li></ul><ul><li>Osama still out there </li></ul><ul><li>Al Qaeda is still fighting </li></ul>

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