9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 349 pages
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The first decade of the 21st century witnessed a watershed of political, economic, diplomatic, and military change as a direct result of the events of September 11, 2001. Through narrative chapters, a chronology of events, biographical sketches of principal players, and annotated primary documents, author Tom Lansford documents the domestic impact of the terrorist attacks that stunned the world as well as the subsequent "war on terror" and the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide explores the origins and aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in both the domestic and international contexts. It addresses the rise of global terrorism and the concurrent histories of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the broader Middle East, as well as the interaction of the United States with the region. Events, trends, groups, and individual players are examined as part of the broader historical context, allowing readers to see the connections between these various elements.

 

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Lansford (political science, international development & affairs, Univ. of Southern Mississippi; Judging Bush; Debating the War on Terrorism) analyzes the causes and effects of 9/11, including the ... Read full review

Contents

The Rise of Osama bin Laden and Global Terrorism
1
2 The 911 Attacks
19
3 Operation Enduring Freedom and the Invasion of Afghanistan
41
4 Civil Liberties and the War on Terror
61
5 Operation Iraqi Freedom
81
6 The Global War on Terror
101
7 The Insurgency in Iraq
121
8 The Insurgency in Afghanistan
139
10 The Obama Presidency and the War on Terror
177
Chronology
197
Biographies
233
Primary Documents
267
Glossary
311
Selected Bibliography
319
Index
329
Copyright

9 US Politics the War on Terror and Iraq
157

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About the author (2012)

Tom Lansford is academic dean and a professor of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Long Beach, MS.

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