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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 47. War in Afghanistan and the War on Terror (2001–)
Chapter 47. War in Afghanistan and the War on Terror (2001–)
At Issue

On September 11, 2001, Muslim extremists affiliated with al-Qaida hijacked commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The United States responded by launching a war against al-Qaida bases in Afghanistan and against the Taliban, the Islamic ...

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