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IRAQ WAR

By: Ethan blum

Why we went
9-11 attacks started a war on Terror Free the citizens of Iraq from Saddam Hussein

Why we went (cont.)


Iraq was suspected of weapon trading with Al-Qaida and thought to have weapons of Mass Destruction

Declaration of War
October 11th 2002
Majority rules and the Senate votes Yea for an Iraqi invasion

March 19th , 2003


President Bush declares war on Iraq

Alliances and Enemies

Operation Iraqi Freedom


Decapitation attack
Capture Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders

Two waves of air strikes hit Baghdad Troops march from Kuwait to Baghdad

Operation Iraqi Freedom (cont.)


About 1,000 paratroopers land in Northern Iraq to squish Iraqi Resistance Forces American tanks roll into Baghdad and inflict heavy Iraqi casualties

April 9th, 2003


Baghdad falls Still sporadic fighting throughout the city

Weapons Used
M16A2 Rifle
3 round burst or single shot

M-9 Handgun
Powerful sidearm

Tanks & Missiles


Tomahawk Cruise Missile
Gets coordinates to attack target with heavy power

M1 Abrams
Highly mobile Heavily armored

Airplanes
F-22 nicknamed the Raptor
Can fly up to Mach 2.42 (1,600 mph) Can out maneuver any other jet in a dogfight

More Airplanes
F-15 aka the Eagle
Fly Mach 2.5 Perform air-air as well as air to ground missions

??????
Hussein fled Couldnt find him or the weapons of mass destruction

We got him
December 14, 2003 Saddam Hussein captured

Victory!?

Saddam Hussein
He was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide The Coalition Provisional Authority voted to create the Iraqi Special Tribune (IST), consisting of five Iraqi judges

Verdict
Sentence to death by hanging Saddam shouted, Long live the people. Long live the Arab nation. Down with the spies.

Difficulty
Insurgents keep fighting American and Iraqi soldiers

New posted Government officials keep getting assassinated

New misson
Establish a democracy
Government Police Army

Casualties as of May 6th, 2008


American casualties
Wounded around 30,000 Dead around 4000

Iraqi/Insurgents casualties
Death around 27,000

Economy of the war


From the start of the war to this year the war has cost over a trillion dollars It has paid for transportation, weapons, medical supplies, food, salaries of the soldiers, etc...

America at home
At first it was very supported As it dragged people starting questioning why we were there

Cindy Sheehan
Famous person to openly object the war and start to picket out side the Bush ranch Son died in Iraq Asked: Why are fighting? Soon people started to follow her and picket as well

IMAGES OF THE WAR

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