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The U.S. presence and interest in the Middle East.
Transcript of The U.S. presence and interest in the Middle East.
War in Afghanistan
After claiming that
was developing nuclear weapons and offering aid to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda the U.S. invaded Iraq in
The end result, Iraqi's government collapsed, Hussein caught, tried and executed.
Persian Gulf War or
Operation Desert Storm
U.S. Presence and Interest in the Middle East.
SS7H2: The student will analyze continuity and change in S.W. Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.
Why was the U.S. interested
in the Middle East or S.W. Asia?
Occurred because of the threat to the oil supply. The U.N. raised a military force to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion.
There were 6 reasons:
1. War on Terrorism
3.Strong Support of Israel
5.Prevent spread of WMD's
6.Human Rights and Justice Issues
As a result of the
Sept. 11, 2001
attack on the Twin Towers, the U.S. went to war with
and captured and killed those
responsible for the 911 attack on the World Trade Center. In May of 2011,
was caught and killed.
Operation Iraqi Freedom