Policeman of the World Essay

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US History

Policeman of the World

The US Military conflict in Iraq started when the United States invaded Iraq. It was followed by long period of fighting to combat the occupying forces and the newly formed Iraqi government. The reason for the invasion on Iraq was, the US believed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and presented a threat to US security and after the bombing of the twin towers in New York. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was also accused of sheltering and aiding al-Qaeda but no evidence was ever found to prove that. Other stated reasons for the invasion of Iraq was Iraq's financial support for the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, Iraqi government human rights abuses and an
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As a result, America refused negotiation and launched Operation Enduring Freedom on 7 October 2001 with the United Kingdom. Later Germany and other western allies later joined the Operation to attack the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in conjunction with the Northern Alliance. With the killing of Osama bin Laden on 2 May 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs, NATO leaders permitted for removing their soldiers from Afghanistan. The Afghanistan war resulted in the killings of tens of thousands of people as of 2013; the victims were mostly civilians and militants. President Obama announced that the end of 2011 would withdraw 10,000 troops with an additional 23,000 troops leaving the country by the summer of 2012.

The United States dominates in political, economic and cultural terms. Although the United States influence grew throughout the twentieth century, it became especially dominant after the end of World War II, when only two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union remained. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States remained the world's only superpower.
After the Cold War the United States became one of the world's two superpowers as a result of the criteria fulfilled by the United States to be considered a superpower. With the geographic area of approximately 9.37 million km² America became the fourth largest country in the world and with the population of 248.7

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