The War on Terror

Drew Honza, Ryan Holzer, Dru jonson

The Start of The War on Terror

The attacks of 9/11 were the major reason for The War on Terror. George W. Bush first mentioned The War on Terror on September 20, 2001. Now, important political influences have been using the term to describe the fighting of terrorist influences.

Obama's Stand

Obama does not use the term "War on Terror". Instead he uses the term, " Overseas Contingency Operation", and most politicians still use it.The term is also included in the name of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

CIA's view of the War on Terror

"I don't think there's any question that when you get the number one terrorist in the world, that we're a little safer today than we were when he was alive. But I also don't think we ought to kid ourselves that killing Usama Bin Ladin kills al-Qa'ida. Al-Qa'ida still remains a threat, they're still going to try to attack our country, and I think we have to continue to be vigilant and continue the effort to ultimately defeat these guys. We damaged them, but we still have to defeat them."


—DCIA Leon E. Panetta, Interview with NBC Nightly News, May 3, 2011

History of Terrorism - Universal Class Online Course
Obama Says The War On Terror is Over! - Is The War On Terror Really Over? - Liz Trotta Commentary

Obama's Withdrawal

Obama's withdrawal from the War on Terror has some thinking that the Al-Qaeda are going to be preparing for their next attack with little or no outside powers stopping them.

MLA Citations

"CIA & the War on Terrorism." . N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013. <https://www.cia.gov/news-information/cia-the-war-on-terrorism/>.


"War on Terror." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 May 2013. Web. 31 May 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Terror>.