9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A Chronology and by Tom Lansford Ph.D.

By Tom Lansford Ph.D.

This booklet analyzes the complicated motives and results of the September eleven, 2001, terrorist assaults either locally and across the world, and examines the next wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

• presents insightful rates from modern figures and first files starting from Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa opposed to the USA to the 2006 Iraq research staff Report

• comprises 12 biographies starting from Osama bin weighted down to George W. Bush that supply targeted historical past on very important figures from the era

• offers a chronology of occasions from the Nineteen Seventies to the current day, together with occurrences resulting in the September eleven, 2001, assaults and the Iraq War

• encompasses a choose bibliography of significant works at the September eleven, 2001, assaults; the struggle in Iraq; place of birth safeguard; and the battle on terror

• includes a distinctive thesaurus of keywords akin to "Shiite" and "weapons of mass destruction"

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Bush then moved to room in the school where he was briefed by staffers. He then participated in a teleconference with his national security advisors. , the decision was made that the FAA would ground all commercial flights and not allow any more takeoffs in an effort to prevent additional attacks. Later, all flights in the air were ordered to immediately land. Many foreign flights bound for the United States were redirected to Canada. Concurrently, all military bases were placed on high alert. m. and asked the nation for a moment of silence in recognition of the loss of lives.

And foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies foiled an al Qaeda attack in December 1999. Known as the Millennium Plot, Ahmed Ressam was tasked to undertake a bomb attack against the Los Angeles International Airport. Other terrorists planned strikes on tourist sites in Jordan that were expected to be filled with foreign Christian visitors for the Christmas holidays. S. officials. Ressam was arrested by immigration officials as he endeavored to cross into the United States from Canada in a car filled with explosives and bomb-making materials.

On April 16, 2001, Mullah Mohammad Rabbani, the prime minister of Afghanistan and the number two figure in the Taliban died of liver cancer. Rabbani, who helped establish the Taliban, was the leader of the moderate faction of the organization. He was replaced by an anti-Western hardliner, Mullah Mohammed Omar. Bin Laden perceived the change in leadership as a signal that the Taliban would be more supportive of attacks on the West. In addition, on September 9, Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Alliance, was assassinated by al Qaeda.

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