9/11: The Role Of Terrorism In The United States

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Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable events.” With the attacks on our nation on September 11, the effects have been felt all over the world. We are at war with Afghanistan and have been for almost 11 years. So why are we over there, what have we done, and when will our troops come home? On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger airliners, two of which were intentionally flown into the…show more content…
Bush, addressed the nation, and announced the War on Terror. Only days after 9-11, congress authorized the use of all forces by any means necessary. For the first time in history, NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, evoked Article 5, the commitment that if there is an attack on one member; nation, it is an attack on all. On September 20, 2001, The President, delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban government of Afghanistan to deliver Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda leaders. The Taliban countered demanding proof linking them to the attacks. On October 7, 2001, the United States began an aerial bombing campaign against the Taliban, with the goal of defeating al-Qaeda. The U.S. government claimed the invasion was to find bin Laden as well as other high-ranking members of al-Qaeda. They vowed to remove the Taliban from power. As well as creating a democratic state for the…show more content…
He plans to send an additional 30,000 troops. In July 2011, it is expected the troops will begin to pull out of Afghanistan. Even though we have a date to start withdrawal, Obama has made it known that this date is only conditional, depending on the how things look on the ground. In conclusion, we went to war because of the devastating and deadly terrorist attacks to our nation on September 11, 2001. We sent troops to Afghanistan to bring down Osama bin Laden and the other al-Qaeda members, as well as helping the nation build a democratic leadership. With years of air strikes, bombs, and gunfire, we are starting to see al-Qaeda retreat, however their presence is still known. Our President Barack Obama has given us a round about time our troops will return home to American

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