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Iraq War

  1. 1. IRAQ WAR By: Ethan blum
  2. 2. Why we went <ul><li>9-11 attacks started a war on Terror </li></ul><ul><li>Free the citizens of Iraq from Saddam Hussein </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why we went (cont.) <ul><li>Iraq was suspected of weapon trading with Al-Qaida and thought to have weapons of Mass Destruction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Declaration of War <ul><li>October 11 th 2002 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority rules and the Senate votes ‘Yea’ for an Iraqi invasion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 19 th , 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Bush declares war on Iraq </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alliances and Enemies
  6. 6. Operation Iraqi Freedom <ul><li>‘ Decapitation attack’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two waves of air strikes hit Baghdad </li></ul><ul><li>Troops march from Kuwait to Baghdad </li></ul>
  7. 7. Operation Iraqi Freedom (cont.) <ul><li>About 1,000 paratroopers land in Northern Iraq to squish Iraqi Resistance Forces </li></ul><ul><li>American tanks roll into Baghdad and inflict heavy Iraqi casualties </li></ul><ul><li>April 9 th , 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baghdad falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still sporadic fighting throughout the city </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Weapons Used <ul><li>M-9 Handgun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful sidearm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M16A2 Rifle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 round burst or single shot </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tanks & Missiles <ul><li>Tomahawk Cruise Missile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets coordinates to attack target with heavy power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M1 Abrams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavily armored </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Airplanes <ul><li>F-22 nicknamed the Raptor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can fly up to Mach 2.42 (1,600 mph) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can out maneuver any other jet in a dogfight </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. More Airplanes <ul><li>F-15 aka the Eagle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fly Mach 2.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform air-air as well as air to ground missions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ?????? <ul><li>Hussein fled </li></ul><ul><li>Couldn’t find him or the weapons of mass destruction </li></ul>
  13. 13. “We got him” <ul><li>December 14, 2003 Saddam Hussein captured </li></ul><ul><li>Victory!? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Saddam Hussein <ul><li>He was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide </li></ul><ul><li>The Coalition Provisional Authority voted to create the Iraqi Special Tribune (IST), consisting of five Iraqi judges </li></ul>
  15. 15. Verdict <ul><li>Sentence to death by hanging </li></ul><ul><li>Saddam shouted, “Long live the people. Long live the Arab nation. Down with the spies.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Difficulty <ul><li>Insurgents keep fighting American and Iraqi soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>New posted Government officials keep getting assassinated </li></ul>
  17. 17. New misson <ul><li>Establish a democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Army </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Casualties as of May 6 th , 2008 <ul><li>American casualties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wounded around 30,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead around 4000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iraqi/Insurgents casualties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death around 27,000 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Economy of the war <ul><li>From the start of the war to this year the war has cost over a trillion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>It has paid for transportation, weapons, medical supplies, food, salaries of the soldiers, etc... </li></ul>
  20. 20. America at home <ul><li>At first it was very supported </li></ul><ul><li>As it dragged people starting questioning why we were there </li></ul>
  21. 21. Cindy Sheehan <ul><li>Famous person to openly object the war and start to picket out side the Bush ranch </li></ul><ul><li>Son died in Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Asked: “Why are fighting?” </li></ul><ul><li>Soon people started to follow her and picket as well </li></ul>
  23. 26. THE END

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