America 's War On Terror Essay

1217 Words Jul 24th, 2016 null Page
On September 11th, 2001, America experienced one of its darkest days in history. Nineteen members of an Islamic terrorist group, referred to as al-Queda, managed to crash four commercial airplanes on American soil. One plane crashed into the Pentagon (headquaters of the US Department of Defense), another plane, which was originally headed to Washington D.C., crashed in Pennsylvania, and the other two airplanes crashed into each of the Twin Towers. This attack left more than 2,900 were killed and another 6,000 injured. Less than two weeks after this tragic day in U.S. history, President Bush declared war and troops began to invade Afghanistan. This war was referred to as the “War on Terror” by President George Busch. The war in Afghanistan because just weeks after the September 11th attacks and continued for another thirteen years. In May of 2014, the U.S. promised Americans that their in evolvement in the war would end in 2014. In addition to American removing it’s troops, the United Kingdom also left the war. By December of that year, NATO officially ended all war operations in Afghanistan. An estimated 149 thousand people had been killed during this thirteen year long war. By this time, many people were used to the US being in war. There was even new generations of children who had no idea what it was like for America not to be in a war. These younger generations grew up watching and hearing about the war on the news and were curious to know what the life of a…

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