War in Iraq

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  • 9-11

    9-11
    Information about 9-11On September 11, 2001 the Al Quadia carried out an attack on the U.S. attacking two buildings. Using suicide bombers driving hijacked planed they crashed the planes into the Twin towers and the Pentagon. This killed many people and is believed to spark the war.
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    The Us Fights terrorism in Iraq

  • The U.S. invades Iraq

    The U.S. invades Iraq
    President Bush sends troops to invade the country of Iraq. This action is a retaliation of the terrorist threats since September 11, 2001. This is the start if a war that will last a long time.
  • The Start

    Two days after demanding that Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay surrender and leave Iraq within 48 hour — the U.S.-led coalition begins bombing Baghdad. Strikes are first made against "targets of opportunity" on the outskirts of Baghdad. In his address to the nation at 10:16 p.m. e.s.t., President Bush outlines the purpose of invading Iraq: "to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger."
  • Operation Red Dawn

    Operation Red Dawn
    The president of Iraq at the time is Saddam Hussein. He was not doing anything to stop the terroristic attacks. Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. army forces.
  • A call to arms

    A call to arms
    Various media outlets report that, the month before, U.S. forces had stormed a house in Baghdad. They found a computer disk containing a letter addressed to senior Al-Qaeda figures. And confenscated the disc
  • Iraq given to U.S.

    Iraq given to U.S.
    Control over the counrty of Iraq was given to the United States. The United States has been there ever since to try to control terrorism. They have finally prevailed.
  • Serching begins

    Serching begins
    In September of 2004 a search for WMD's in Iraq is started. The search for WMD's was lead by Daviv Kay. WMD's are Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • The Search Ends

    The Search for WMD's is officially over. The search that Kay started had ended with a change in control. Charles Duelfer finished the search by proving that there were WMD's in Iraq while Kay insisted there were none.
  • Democracy

    On January 30, Iraq holds its first democratic elections in fifty years. Though plagued by sporadic violence and a Sunni party boycott, the legislative elections attract high turnout from eligible Iraqis.The election also leads to the nomination of Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, to be Iraq's president. Critics argue that elections will do little to alleviate Iraq's sectarian tensions though the Bush Administration aand many Iraqis view the day as a major milestone.
  • Bombing

    On February 28th, a suicide bomber drives a sedan loaded with explosives into a crowd of army and police recruits waiting for medical examinations at a clinic in Hilla, 60 miles south of Baghdad. It is the single deadliest attack since the start of the war—at least 122 are killed and 170 wounded. The bombing signals an escalating trend in Iraq: deadly violence directed at anyone cooperating with the U.S.-backed government.
  • Jill Carroll's Abduction

    Jill Carroll's Abduction
    Jill Carroll, a 28-year-old freelance journalist working for The Christian Science Monitor, is abducted during a reporting trip to the Adel district of Baghdad. Her interpreter, Alan Enwiyah, is killed during the ambush, and a search quickly ensues, with governments worldwide demanding Carroll's release. After she appears in three videos and the U.S. releases five female Iraqi prisoners Carroll is frefreed and turns up unharmed near the offices of the Iraqi Islamic Party
  • Uncivil war

    The famous, golden-domed al-Askari mosque in Samarrais badly damaged by two men in a dawn attack on February 22. The bombing, thought to be perpetrated by followers of al-Qaeda in Iraq, does not injure anyone, but it is followed by immediate reprisal raids on Sunni mosques and sparks a deadly series of sectarian counter attacks, including many grisly executions. Despite a round-the-clock curfew imposed for a few days in Baghdad, more than 1300 Iraqis die.
  • The Surge

    A little more than a month after the Iraq Study Group warns that the situation in Iraq is "grave and deteriorating," President Bush announces changes in political and military strategy in Iraq. Part of what the White House calls "The New Way Forward" — and what nearly everyone else calls the surge — involves an influx of 21,500 more troops into Iraq. The price tag of the additional 12-month deployments is estimated to be up to $27 billion.
  • No end to the war in sight

    For the second time in his presidency, George W. Bush exercises his veto power by rejecting legislation from Congress to impose an Oct. 1 deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops. A CNN poll later showed that 54% of Americans disapproved of the veto and just one week later, 144 Iraqi lawmakers sign a petition calling for a U.S. timetable for withdrawal. Hours before casting their votes on a spending bill for the war, 11 Republicans warn Bush that his stance on Iraq is threatening the GOP's future.
  • Congress getting involved

    Congress passes a broad war funding measure that allocates about $163 billion to support ongoing combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the beginning of 2009. Unable to win support for a troop withdrawal timetable, Democrats settle for extending unemployment insurance for all Americans and establishiing new higher-education benefits for veterans.
  • A Change

    A Change
    Barack Obam was sworn in as the 44th president of the U.S. on january 20, 2009. He came in after President Bush had started the war. Obama promised to to withdarwl troops by the end of his presidency and he succeeded.
  • Blackwater

    Blackwater
    While U.S. commanders in Iraq began the new year by celebrating their first month without a combat death since the start of the war, overshadowed by Federal Judge Urbina's decision to dismiss the charges against the Blackwater guards who opened fire on unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007, leaving 17 Iraqis dead and about 20 wounded. Urbina found that the prosecutors and investigators had improperly used statements given by the five Blackwater guards, compromising their right to a fair trial.
  • A democratic iraq

    A democratic iraq
    Many say Baghdad, with 70 seats in Parliament, is the crucial test. With two-third of the votes counted so far, Maliki is winning a plurality of Baghdad and Allawi is right behind him. But another surprise is the emergence of the Sadrist movement as an influential political bloc, headed by Moktada al-Sadr, a radical cleric who led the Shiite insurgency against the American occupation.
  • Osama Bin Laden is killed

    Osama bin Laden, the former head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda known for the September 11 attacks, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1 am local time by Navy SEALs of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by United States President Barack Obama and was completed by Seal Team Six.
  • Withdrawl

    Withdrawl
    Jan 1- May 8 Troops begin to withdrawl from Iraq and Afgahnistan. After controling a lot of work trying to control thr country they finally get to go home. Many families seperated by the war are finally together.