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Sgt. Matthew Zedwick (left) and a
fellow Soldier fight
in the streets of Najaf, Iraq, Aug.
Iraq War 2003-2011
The Iraq War is also called the
Second Persian Gulf War.
When Did the Iraq War Begin? When Did It End?
The Iraq War begun on March 19, 2003.
It ended on December 15, 2011.
Map Location Iraq
Here is a great
timeline of the Iraq War of the
major events from 2002-2008, provided by the New York Times.
And here is an article from the National Security Archive:
PR Push for Iraq War Preceded
The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than
previously reported to Bush administration pressure for data
justifying an invasion of Iraq, according to a documents posting on
the Web today by National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados.
The documents suggest that the public relations push for war came
before the intelligence analysis, which then conformed to public
positions taken by Pentagon and White House officials.
a July 2002 draft of the "White Paper" ultimately issued by the CIA
in October 2002 actually pre-dated the National Intelligence
Estimate that the paper purportedly summarized, but which Congress
did not insist on until September 2002.
A similar comparison between a declassified draft and the final
version of the British government's "White Paper" on Iraq weapons of
mass destruction adds to evidence that the two nations colluded in
the effort to build public support for the invasion of Iraq.
The National Security Archive
Costs of Major US Wars -
Team Wolfpack --
consisting of Spc. Louis Pinault, Sgt. Paul Zadzura, and
Spc. Mark Shaheer -- leads after the foot march portion of the Eagle
Challenge on April 6, 2008, on Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq
U.S. Army Photo
Casualties of the Iraq War
Iraq War by Numbers
According to the above source, the number of U.S. servicemembers who
died while serving in Iraq is 4,474.
Here is Jimmy Carter in his 2014
Call to Action
Despite this and other
pleas for constraint, we launched a war
based on false premises that devastates
Iraq, had no beneficial results, and greatly
strengthened radical forces in Iran and
throughout the region.
A total of 4,487 U.S.
soldiers have been killed and, according to
the British Lancet, over 600,000
Iraqis, most of them civilians, had died by
U.S. armed forces
continue to be engaged in a war in
Afghanistan that is now in its thirteenth