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Timeline of U.S Involvement in The Middle East
Transcript of Timeline of U.S Involvement in The Middle East
War The U.S entered the Persian Gulf War in 1991. The results and outcome of the war was that the Iraqi army was defeated in less than two months. 2,183,000U.S. troops were engaged and they were 147 Allied casualties.
U.S and the 39 other countries went to war against Iraq on January 16, 1991, in response to Iraq's August 1, 1990 invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
President Bush sent 430,000 troops to Saudi Arabia to lead the U.N.-sponsored coalition and protect that country from an attack by Iraq.
The U.N. Security Council set a Jan. 15, 1991 deadline for Iraq to withdraw unconditionally from Kuwait.
The next day, Congress gave approval for a huge air attack against military targets in Iraq and Kuwait and after that a ground war followed. U.S. and coalition forces were too much for Iraq President Saddam Hussein and his troops and the attack ended in four days.
Iraq withdrew from Kuwait on February 28, 1991 after setting fire to more than 500 Kuwaiti oil wells.
Official cease-fire was declared in 1991. The U.S. invaded Iraq because the U.S believed Saddam Hussein was making nuclear weapons and selling technology to Al-Qaeda The U.S. entered war against Iraq on March 2003. The U.S. had Great Britain, Australia, and Poland as allies during the Iraqi War. The outcome of the war was that Iraq’s government fell quickly and the U.S that invaded it had no plan of reviving it. Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 The U.S. was concerned about the invasion because they gets most of their oil from Kuwait and also because the world’s supply of oil was threatened. The U.S had allies going into the war and they were 39 other countries that volunteered to join drive Iraq out of Kuwait plus the United Nation’s army. Iraq War Afghanistan War In 2002 U.S. Congress passed the Iraq War resolution.
In 2003 the U.S. bombed Baghdad.
In 2006 Saddam Hussein was put on trail and found guilty. The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, as the armed forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance) launched Operation Enduring Freedom. The primary driver of the invasion was the September 11 attacks on the United States, with the goal of dismantling the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base and also remove the Taliban regime from power and create a viable democratic state. More than a decade into the war, NATO forces continue to battle a widespread Taliban insurgency, and the war has expanded into the tribal area of neighboring Pakistan. The War in Afghanistan is also the United States' longest running war. The preludes to the war were the assassination of the Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001, and the September 11 attacks in the United States, in which nearly 3,000 civilians were killed in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The United States identified members of Al-Qaeda, an organization allied with the Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the perpetrators of the attacks. The U.S is involved in Southwest Asia because it has political and economic interest in the region also, because it needs the oil in this region as an energy source, finally because the U.S supported the creation of Israel. Kuwait when Iraq invaded it. Timeline of U.S Invovement
In The Middle East This Prezi was brought to you by Utibeno, Cristian, Lefee, Jose. U.S Peace Agreements After the six day war, Israel got control of more lands than they originally had. One of this lands was the Sinai Peninsula formally controlled by Egypt and since part of Egypt's economy depend on this land they decided to make peace with Israel they were fighting with. Therefore,the two main parties in this Peace Agreement were Israel and Egypt and the U.S was involved in this because they supported the creation of Israel. During the Holocaust the Jews were treated horribly and when they finally got a homeland the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) constantly attacked them because the Jews took over the land which the Palestinian Arabs lived until the Peace Agreement between Israel and The PLO and the U.S was involved because they playing the role of diplomacy. Significance of September 1, 2001 In U.S History The significance of Sept. 11,2001 in US history is that 19 terrorists hijacked 4 planes in the United States and flew one into each of the World Trade Centers (Twin Towers) in New York City causing structural collapses to both buildings, the third plane was flown into the Pentagon in Washington, DC and on the fourth plane the passengers, after hearing about what had happened on the other planes, revolted against the terrorists that had taken control of the plane leading it to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. The number of total dead from the terrorist attack was approximately 3000 people between NYC, DC, and PA. Saudi Arabia's role in this war was allowing the US military stay in their country. In 1988, the United States launched Operation Praying Mantis against Iran, claiming that it was retaliation for the Iranian mining of areas of the Persian Gulf as part of the Iran-Iraq war. The American attack was the largest American naval combat operation since World War II. American action began with coordinated strikes by two surface groups that neutralized the Sassan oil platform and the Sirri oil platform of Iran. Iran lost one major warship and a smaller gunboat. Damage to the oil platforms was eventually repaired.Iran sued for reparations at the International Court of Justice, stating that the United States breached the 1955 Treaty of Amity. The court dismissed the claim but noted that the actions of the United States of America against Iranian oil platforms on October 19, 1987 (Operation Nimble Archer) and April 18, 1988 (Operation Praying Mantis) cannot be justified as measures necessary to protect the essential security interests of the United States of America. The American attack helped pressure Iran to agree to a ceasefire with Iraq later that summer. Operation Praying Mantis Key Facts About The Persian Gulf War Key Facts About The Iraq War