Current Events Essays

780 Words Apr 3rd, 2014 4 Pages
May 23, 2013
Nick Farnsworth
The 2003 Iraq War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
List sides, including U.S. allies:
The Iraq war was an armed conflict that took place in the country of Iraq. The conflict consisted of two phases. The first was an invasion of Iraq to overthrow the then ruling Baathist Iraq government. The first phase of the invasion started on March, 20 2003 and was led by the United States and a collation of the following countries:
United Kingdom; Australia; Poland; Peshmerga Collation Iraq Force; (Later becoming ruling government of Iraq during phase two of the war)
It was followed by a longer phase of fighting, in which, other collation countries participated in the fighting against an insurgency force that opposed
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In 2002, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1441 which called for Iraq to completely cooperate with UN weapon inspectors to verify that Iraq was not in possession of WMD and cruise missiles. Prior to the attack, the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) found no evidence of WMD, but could not yet verify the accuracy of Iraq's declarations regarding what weapons it possessed. After investigation following the invasion, the U.S.led Iraq Survey Group concluded that Iraq had ended its nuclear, chemical and biological programs in 1991 and had no active programs at the time of the invasion, but that they intended to resume production if the Iraq government continued to be threatened by the collation forces.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War
Famous battles of events:
The battle of Nasiriyah was the first major battle of the invasion of Iraq
The battle of Fallujah was a U.S.

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