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SS7H2d- U.S. Presence in the Middle East What factors led to the U.S. participation in the Persian Gulf Conflict and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq?

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1 SS7H2d- U.S. Presence in the Middle East What factors led to the U.S. participation in the Persian Gulf Conflict and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq?

2 Who Why WhereWhat When

3 United States, Iraq, & Kuwait Iraq invades Kuwait because they think they are taking to much oil from a shared oil field and Iraq wants Kuwait’s coastline Iraq and Kuwait 1990 The U.S. gets a large amount of their oil from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Persian Gulf Conflict Who Why Where What When

4 United States & Afghanistan The U.S. invaded Afghanistan as a response to the 9/11 attacks. Afghanistan 2001 Afghanistan and its government, the Taliban, allowed Osama bin-Laden and his terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, to set up terrorist training camps in the country. Invasion of Afghanistan Who Why Where What When

5 United States & Iraq The United States invades Iraq as a part of the war on terrorism. Iraq 2003 It was thought that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons). None were found. New Goal for invading- End Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and free the Iraqi people and help create a democratic country. Invasion of Iraq Who Why Where What When


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