War on Terror

Jacob Hogue

5 Facts about George Bush's Involvement

- Established homeland security.

- Time in office was shaped by 9/11.

- Declared global war on terrorism.

- Authorized U.S-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

- Overthrew Sadaam Hussein.

The War on Terror

The War on Terror refers to international military campaign that started after 9/11. They have since used the term to argue a global military, political, legal, conceptual struggle against both organizations designated terrorist and regimes accused of supporting them. In 2013 President Barack Obama announced that America was no longer pursuing a war on terror, as the military focus should be on a specific enemy rather than a tactic. He stated, "We must define our effort not as a boundless 'Global War on Terror', but rather as a series of persistent, targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America."