New PDF release: Keeping the Peace: The U.S. Military Responds to Terror

By Richard Mintzer

ISBN-10: 0791069613

ISBN-13: 9780791069615

ISBN-10: 0791071820

ISBN-13: 9780791071823

Discusses the September eleven, 2001, assault at the usa and the nation's reaction with army motion and a statement of battle on terrorism.

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Marines landed, coming from Navy ships stationed in the Arabian Sea. A combined force led by the Air Force, Marines and Northern Alliance troops moved toward the city, which was the spiritual headquarters of the Taliban. There was fierce fighting before the Taliban surrendered the city. But once they did, their leader Mullah Mohammed Oman and bin Laden were still nowhere to be found. C. continued to map out regions of Afghanistan that were strongholds of the Taliban and the al-Qaeda network. Much of the information was coming from intelligence officers working for several nations including the United States and Great Britain.

Men shaved off the beards that the Taliban had forced them to wear. Many schools were again reopened. Soon the major city of Herat, the largest city in the western part of the country, and Kabul, the nation’s capital, were in the hands of the Northern Alliance. S. military continued to attack areas where they believed bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorists might have headed. Fighting the Taliban 49 The Taliban forces prepared for a tough battle in Kandahar, one of Afghanistan’s major cities. S. Marines landed, coming from Navy ships stationed in the Arabian Sea.

Saudi Arabia was another country caught in the middle. On one hand they decided to break all ties with the Taliban government because they were harboring terrorists, and they backed the mission against terrorism. However, they did not want the United States to use their military bases 41 42 Keeping the Peace For the war on terrorism to be successful it was important to secure the support of Islamic nations like Saudi Arabia. On a diplomatic visit, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (left) met with Prince Sultan (right) to solidify Saudi Arabia’s support.

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