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Global War on Terror

The Global War on Terror (also known as the War on Terror or the War on Terrorism) is an ongoing international military campaign led by the United States of America and the United Kingdom with the support of other NATO and non-NATO countries. The campaign was launched in 2001 with the US/UK invasion of Afghanistan in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

A montage of photographs related to the Global War on Terror. Clockwise from top-left: Aftermath of the September 11 attacks; US 10th Mountain Division soldiers in Afghanistan embarking onto a Chinook helicopter; US soldiers in Zabul province; A car bomb exploding in Iraq
War on Terror



Bush-Era OLC Memoranda Relating to Interrogation, Detention, Rendition and/or Surveillance[edit]

The popular name for some of these memos is 'the Torture Memos'

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Al-Qaeda is the name informally given to a network of Islamist terrorists operating through the 1990s until the present.


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