Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

The official United States military name for the war between the U.S. and its allies and Saddam Hussein's Iraq and later various insurgent groups. Operation Iraqi Freedom removed Saddam Hussein, Iraq's dictator, from power. However, it created a significant power vacuum, which led to high levels of violence. Economically, it disrupted Iraq's oil production during a period of time in which oil prices quadrupled. Operation Iraqi Freedom lasted from 2003 to 2011; it was controversial both in the United States and abroad.
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The figure shows sizable drops in retention following Gulf War I and after the start of Gulf War II.
Going back to school is probably the best choice for most veterans of Gulf War II, Hickson said.
There were reports prior to Gulf War II that Niger had been supplying uranium ore to Iraq.
On the first day of Gulf War II, his deputy secretary of defense, Paul Wolfowitz, ordered the military-service heads to provide information that would allow Bush to invoke national-security exemptions to environmental laws.
But Gulf War II was different from the start--different because Bush Junior's unilateralism undermined international institutions, different because the administration lacked the evidence to show that war ,was necessary, different because the enterprise lacked legitimacy.
First it was foot-and-mouth, then September 11 and more recently Gulf War II.
Even this broad concept of human rights as a platform for gay equality has made few inroads in some societies, notably those in the region of Gulf War II, which officially do not even recognize the existence of homosexuality.
Newspapers are pulling their reporters and photographers out of once- coveted military embedding slots in droves, choosing to bring many Persian Gulf War II correspondents home and give others nonembedded assignments.
MOST people are agreed that the unlikely star of Gulf War II (''OilBe Back'') was the Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, whose perky demeanour and utter refusal to accept defeat has earned him cult status.
Persian Gulf War II is also notable in terms of combatant casualties.
Unlike Gulf War II, Gulf War I was fully debated in the U.