The War on Terror

985 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 4 Pages
Crashing one into the pentagon, two into the World Trade Center in New York City, and the never forgotten fourth one that was brought down, by passengers, in a field in Pennsylvania. Because of these four planes people can not do many things the same, for instance people can not get on a plane without going through an hour or two of security. But Thirteen years after the biggest terrorist attack the world had ever seen, the War on Terror remains a vital problem for the U.S Military.
The War on terror has been a main focus for the U.S for many years now. The U.S. first got involved in the war on September 11th, 2001, when two planes crashed in to the World Trade Center in New York City, and one in to the Pentagon in Washington D.C., making it the worst thing that has happened on U.S soil since Pearl Harbor. The one thing the U.S. did that nobody else could do was the way responded and how well the U.S. did. “The United States responded by attacking al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, one of several countries where the group had operations. The government in Afghanistan was brutal and supported the terrorists, so less than a month after the attacks of September 11, the United States invaded Afghanistan to break up al-Qaeda and the Afghan government” (Pressler). The U.S. is seen as a major world leader, and responded to this is not only to help their self, but also to prevent…

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