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War on Terror
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Clockwise frae tap left: Eftermath o the 11 September attacks; American infantry in Afghanistan; an American sauldier an Afghan interpreter in Zabul Province, Afghanistan; explosion o an Iraqi car bomb in Baghdad
Date7 October 2001 – ongangin
(17 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days) Origins date tae the 1980s.
LocationGlobal (esp. Middle East, pairts o Asia an Africae, Europe an North Americae)
Status

War in Afghanistan (2001–present):

Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen

  • Ongangin insurgency
  • Drone strikes bein conductit bi CIA

Iraq War (2003–2011):

War in North-Wast Pakistan (2004–present):

  • Ongangin insurgency
  • Lairge pairt o FATA unner Taliban control
  • Shiftin public support for the Pakistani govrenment
  • Drone strikes bein conductit bi CIA

Ither:

Belligerents

NATO participants:  NATO

Non-NATO parteecipants:


Internaitional missions *:

(* note: maist contreibutin naitions are includit in the internaitional operations)

Main targets:

Commanders an leaders

Unitit States Gen. Tommy Franks (CENTCOM commander 2001–2003),
Unitit States Gen. John Abizaid (CENTCOM commander 2003–2007),
Unitit States Adm. William J. Fallon (CENTCOM commander 2007–2008),
Unitit States Gen. David Petraeus (CENTCOM commander 2008–2010, ISAF commander 2010–2011),
Unitit States Gen. James Mattis (CENTCOM commander 2010–present),
Unitit States Gen. Dan K. McNeill (ISAF commander 2007–2008),
Unitit States Gen. David D. McKiernan (ISAF commander 2008–2009),
Unitit States Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (ISAF commander 2009–2010)

Unitit States Gen. John R. Allen (ISAF commander 2011–present)
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Gen. Pervez Musharraf (umwhile airmy chief)
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Lt Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha (umwhile DG ISI)
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (current airmy chief)
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Lt Gen. Zaheerul Islam (DG ISI)
Flag of Taliban.svg Mohammed Omar
Flag of Taliban.svg Baitullah Mehsud  
Flag of Taliban.svg Mullah Dadullah  
Flag of Jihad.svg Osama bin Laden  
Flag of Jihad.svg Ayman al-Zawahiri
Flag of Jihad.svg Hakimullah Mehsud  
Flag of Jihad.svg Abu Musab al-Zarqawi  
Flag of Jihad.svg Abu Ayyub al-Masri  
Flag of Jihad.svg Anwar al-Awlaki  
Shabab.png Moktar Ali Zubeyr
Shabab.png Nasir al-Wuhayshi
Shabab.png Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud

The War on Terror, an aa kent as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is a term commonly applee'd tae an internaitional militar campaign which stairtit as a result o the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the Unitit States. This resultit in an internaitional militar campaign tae eliminate al-Qaeda an ither militant organisations. The Unitit Kinrick an mony ither NATO an non-NATO naitions sic as Pakistan pairticipate in the conflict.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ETA "Presidential Address to the Nation" (Press release). The White House. 11 September 2001.