The Battle of 2003

by Cedric McClain & Carlyle Brown

How it all started

The war started because of the armed conflict in Iraq: Prior to the war, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom claimed that Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) posed a threat to their security and that of their coalition/regional allies : a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, invaded Iraq and deposed the Ba'athist government of Saddam Hussein : The invasion phase consisted primarily of a conventionally-fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad by American forces.

the countries that were involved

Victor side:
  • United States
  • Iraq
    Withdrawn Coalition Forces:
  • United Kingdom (2003-09)
  • Australia (2003-09)
  • Poland (2003-08)
  • Republic of Korea (2003-08)
  • Italy (2003-06)
  • Georgia (2003-08)
  • Ukraine (2003-08)
  • Netherlands (2003-05)
  • Spain (2003-04)

    Opposition side:
  • Iraq under Saddam Hussein
  • Baath Party Loyalists
  • Islamic State of Iraq
  • al-Qaeda in Iraq
  • Kurdistan Worker's Party
    Desert Storm: The Naval War (2002)
    Iraq War - Iraqi Special Forces In Heavy Combat Action Against ISIS
    iraq war 2003 - Shock and awe live coverage tv

    Pictures Of The Iraq War

    artical on the war of 2003

    The basic feature of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War was inclusiveness -- a willingness to embrace any country that opposed communism, whatever its type of government. The United States contested the Soviet system and held the line militarily, and its consistent and comprehensive approach eventually led to the Soviet Union's implosion.

    After the Cold War came the "war on terror." Islamist terrorists tried to bring down the World Trade Center in 1993 and bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Then came the attacks of September 11, 2001. In response, the United States attacked Afghanistan and routed the Taliban. Then, in 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein and establish democracy there.

    During the war on terror, however, the United States has not been as inclusive as it was in its war against communism. Aside from those in the "coalition of the willing," even most European countries have distanced themselves from Washington

    this is were we got the information

    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iraq/2007-01-01/united-states-iraq-and-war-terror

    How it ended

    Iraq War, also called Second Persian Gulf War, (2003–11), conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought war in March–April 2003, in which a combined force of troops from the United States and Great Britain (with smaller contingents from several other countries) invaded Iraq and rapidly defeated Iraqi military and paramilitary forces. It was followed by a longer second phase in which a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq was opposed by an insurgency. After violence began to decline in 2007, the United States gradually reduced its military presence in Iraq, formally completing its withdrawal in December 2011.

    were this information came from
    http://www.britannica.com/event/Iraq-War

    Source of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)

    A 1990 report on “The arming of Iraq” said, “Officially, most Western nations participated in a total arms embargo against Iraq during the 1980s, but ... Western companies, primarily in Germany and Great Britain, but also in the United States, sold Iraq the key technology for its chemical, missile, and nuclear programs. ... [M]any Western governments seemed remarkably indifferent, if not enthusiastic, about those deals. ... [I]n Washington, the government consistently followed a policy which allowed and perhaps encouraged the extraordinary growth of Saddam Hussein's arsenal and his power