Afghanistan/Iraq

1,442 views

Published on

Published in: News & Politics, Travel
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,442
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
53
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
52
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Afghanistan/Iraq

  1. 1. Global War on Terror and Al Qaeda
  2. 2. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  3. 3. War on Terror Begins • Sept. 16, 2001 -- Bush promises crusade to "rid the world of evildoers.” • 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. • They refuse. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  4. 4. War in Afghanistan • Oct. 7, 2001 -- The United States launches attack on al Qaeda camps and Taliban installations in Afghanistan. • Resistance crumbles in a matter of weeks • Occupation continues QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  5. 5. Bin Laden Escapes • US Special forces are sent into the Tora Bora Mtns. To find Bin Laden but fail. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  6. 6. Iraq is Targeted • March 16, 2003 -- Bush declares, "The dictator of Iraq and his weapons of mass destruction are a threat to the security of free nations.''
  7. 7. Bush Admin vs. Saddam • Admin accuses Iraq of harboring Terrorist and developing / possessing Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) • UN inspectors enter Iraq and find no evidence but US intelligence reports say otherwise.
  8. 8. Operation Iraqi Freedom • March 20, 2003 -- The United States, acting without the approval it sought from the United Nations, invades Iraq. • Bush says the destruction of the regime of President Saddam Hussein is "a vital part" of the war on terrorism. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  9. 9. Iraqi Freedom • April 9, 2003 -- The fall of Baghdad. U.S. Marines enter city and tear down statue of Hussein. • Many Iraqis rejoice with liberation • Problem: No WMD were found. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  10. 10. US Plan for Iraq • Rebuild infrastructure • Establish a democracy • Establish a strong government that can stand on its own so US can get out. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  11. 11. Religious Problems Iraqi Society is fragmented into two distinct groups: 1) Sunni: Majority - orthodox 2) Shi’a: Second largest population in Iraq. Differences in Islam After Mohammed’s death, how Islam should be practiced. (2 views) Saddam was a MAJOR control factor for these groups QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  12. 12. Problems • Sectarian rivalries (religious) • Foreign Fighters ( Al Qeada) • Iraqi insurgents (Guerillas) • Unstable government • US troops caught in the middle QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  13. 13. Saddam is Found • 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. • He was tried by an Iraqi court and found guilty of crimes against humanity. • He is hung to death by the Iraqi Gov’t. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  14. 14. Al Qaeda hits Western Europe: Madrid, Spain • 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. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  15. 15. Al Qaeda hits London • July 7, 2005 -- Bombs planted on a bus and the subway in London kill 52 people. British-born Pakistanis are arrested and charged. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  16. 16. Problems on the Home front • Some Anti war Protest • Rising Oil cost • Slumping Economy • Congress has been pressing Bush admin. to set a pullout date & is currently trying to cut funding for the war. • Presidential Election in Nov. may change everything.
  17. 17. Human Cost • After five 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.
  18. 18. Lasting Impact • US still in Afghanistan and Iraq • Insurgency is still strong • Osama still out there • Al Qaeda is still fighting

×