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About Iraq

A brief reflection on the current situation in Iraq, certainly subjective, but this is usually the case.

Almost New Year's thoughts from Slovakia

I haven't spoken in a long time and maybe many have expected me to come first from some historical article (I have a few of them developed, but they still need to be worked on), but paradoxically I decided to come up with a political article.
My foreign policy should be at the heart of my thinking, especially the war in Iraq, but I will not forgive myself for a few words about what is happening in Europe, because it has a lot to do with it.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

Introduction In March 2003, US troops entered Iraq to conduct Operation Iraqi Freedom to overthrow Saddam Hussein's regime. The event came to public attention as the war in Iraq. It took place during the presidency of George Walker Bush in the so-called war on terror, or terrorism, which was adopted in response to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. It declared retaliation not only to terrorist groups but also to regimes financially or otherwise supporting these groups. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda was blamed for the September attacks, with Afghanistan as one of its training centers and the refuge of group leader Osama bin Laden as the main target of this new form of American foreign policy. However, President GW Bush's speeches on the state of the Union before the US Congress have shown that he will not be left with Afghanistan alone.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

1. Identifying the Causes of War In the first place, in the search for the causes of the Iraq war, the US attempts to demonstrate political and military power by overthrowing the Taliban government in Afghanistan and then overthrowing Saddam Hussein from Iraq. The impetus for these two military operations ( Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom ) was the terrorist attacks carried out under the leadership of the al-Qaeda terrorist group on September 11, 2001. Jan Hallenberg and Hรฅkan Karlsson explained why Iraq was chosen as the second target of the invasion by hated โ€Saddam's regime has been in the US interest for a long time, but it was not until the 9/11 attacks that it was possible. In addition, the invasion of Iraq provided another opportunity to demonstrate American strength and readiness to defend its dominant position in the international system.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

2. The security causes of the war in Iraq The 9/11 attacks have shown that no country is inviolable, and that a superpower like the United States is no exception. By exposing their vulnerability, the image of a strong state capable of protecting its people from danger was also distorted. There was a situation where Americans began to wonder why they had been hit by the "Black September" tragedy and the state and government had an answer. It was necessary to show the world that although the US terrorist attacks hit hard, the country was ready to face enemies and able to defend the security of the American people, and the response to the attacks was to demonstrate American strength, willingness to go to war, and intimidation of other potential enemies.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

3. Political Causes of the War in Iraq The victory of both the Cold War and the Gulf War evoked a sense of unwavering security in American society, when any threat to the American national interest or the American population itself seemed almost impossible. It was not until the tragedy of 9/11 that this illusion of absolute security was broken. The loss of that certainty brought about by America's past successes in foreign policy has allowed the New Approach to the Middle East to come to the forefront, where it could hardly get earlier due to a lack of public support.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

Conclusion The most frequently mentioned reason for the invasion of Iraq by the US government was the security threat posed by Saddam Hussein through possible cooperation with the al-Qaeda terrorist group and the ownership and development of weapons of mass destruction. However, the investigation of the international inspection teams did not provide direct evidence of the veracity of these allegations, so this most frequently stated reason seems to be relatively unreliable.

Analysis of the causes of the US military's entry into Iraq in 2003

In March 2003, US troops entered Iraq to conduct Operation Iraqi Freedom to overthrow Saddam Hussein's regime. The event came to public attention as the war in Iraq. It took place during the presidency of George Walker Bush in the so-called war on terror, or terrorism, which was adopted in response to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. It declared retaliation not only to terrorist groups but also to regimes financially or otherwise supporting these groups. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda was blamed for the September attacks, with Afghanistan as one of its training centers and the refuge of group leader Osama bin Laden as the main target of this new form of American foreign policy. However, President GW Bush's speeches on the state of the Union before the US Congress have shown that he will not be left with Afghanistan alone.

Army of Iraq

Overview of the army standing against Allied troops.

ASV 150 - Robust and undemanding

The four-wheeled ASV 150 transporter was originally developed and manufactured by Textron from Louisiana for the needs of the US Military Police. The four-wheeled armored vehicle with a turret is also adapted for this. The first armor was delivered to the army in 1999. They underwent a fire test in Kosovo. Until the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq in 2003, the Military Police had about fifty of them available.

Commentary on the current situation in Iraq

Ladies and gentlemen, it has not been two years since I had to announce the beginning of another big conflict, the US-led allied attack on Afghanistan, the then-main stronghold of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and the Taliban movement.
It is at these moments that there are only a few moments left until the next war, and perhaps before I finish writing it or before you read it, the war will be in full swing.

Elite units in the Persian Gulf

Both the First and Second Gulf Wars were characterized by a wide participation of elite troops. Particularly elite formations include special forces. Deployment in both conflicts is largely analogous. However, unlike the first, the second war did not involve elite and special forces of France and Arab countries.

Elite units in the Persian Gulf

The survey was a permanent and most important activity of special forces. The British SAS allegedly infiltrated Baghdad in disguise, as did members of the Delta Force.

Euro-American entropy

Entropy is the loss of energy and the gradual disintegration of the system. It is what the next developmental stage of the system follows, which follows the climax of society, which is no longer able to sustain itself with the change of influences and disappears. But how to prevent entropy? It can be easily avoided to find a solution. This solution arises quite often from a discussion on this topic.

How to live in Basra

He was accompanied by this letter-description of how our soldiers live in Basra. Think of it as an overview of the whole situation there for at least a partial understanding of what it looks like there and what is happening there.

Jewish Lobby and American Foreign Policy

For more than half a century, the Middle East has been a source of constant and unceasing tension in world politics. It is a region where different cultures and religions meet. Three important world religions have their roots in this region. For these reasons, the Middle East is considered to be the frontier on which the Western (Judeo-Christian) and Eastern (Muslim) civilizations meet. The thesis of the clash of civilizations becomes important in connection with the development of globalization after the end of the Cold War. Until then, it was more of a clash between Jews and Arabs, respectively. Jews and Muslims.

Jewish Lobby and American Foreign Policy: 3. The War in Iraq

The war in Iraq is very often interpreted as a war for oil, or a war for the interests of a military-industrial complex. It is possible that these frequently mentioned interests have also been taken into account. However, the so-called "oil lobby" is not considered the strongest in Congress and does not pursue such broad political goals as the war against states. Moreover, the war in Iraq is not in the interests of oil companies. War always means instability and it is not good for any business. This war also does not contribute to good US relations with the Gulf states. If oil companies lobbied for anything in this area, it was probably an improvement in relations with Iraq and Iran and the establishment of normal trade relations, without any regard for human rights. For example, France, which was one of the vocal critics of the US attack on Saddam's regime, had its oil interests in Iraq, and it could be said that French policy rather than the US was the result of an oil lobby.

Jewish Lobby and American Foreign Policy: An Introduction

For more than half a century, the Middle East has been a source of constant and unceasing tension in world politics. It is a region where different cultures and religions meet. Three important world religions have their roots in this region. For these reasons, the Middle East is considered to be the frontier on which the Western (Judeo-Christian) and Eastern (Muslim) civilizations meet. The thesis of the clash of civilizations becomes important in connection with the development of globalization after the end of the Cold War. Until then, it was more of a clash between Jews and Arabs, respectively, Jews and Muslims.

Jewish Lobby and American Foreign Policy: Conclusion

The war in Iraq also shows the limitations of the superpower. Americans are not willing to persist in a conflict in the long run, in which they do not even know why. This does not mean that America does not have the means to do so, but it does not have the will to do so. The departure of Americans from Iraq without stabilizing the situation can have very negative consequences and security risks for Israel. The current situation in Iraq thus allows us to predict future scenarios.

Our soldiers in Iraq - photo report I.

I am really very pleased that an article has appeared on the pages of this server about the activities of our soldiers in Iraq, specifically about our field hospital. I am glad that our society's relationship with the military craft is slowly but surely changing for the better. We try to do our job as best we can. So I, too, would like to contribute to the subject with a few photographs that illustrate the current situation in Iraq.

Saddam finally caught!

There is no doubt that the capture of Saddam Hussein ended the first phase of the US presence in Iraq. It is also certain that the attacks on American troops in the area will continue for some time. However, it is expected that their frequency will gradually weaken when they stop completely, as the US command believes that these attacks were controlled by the former Iraqi dictator. However, I do not want to deal with speculation about the future, but I intend to focus on the past, because it is irreversible and the data certain. So now it seems time to remember the circumstances under which Saddam's regime was overthrown and what followed.

Saddam finally caught!

There is no doubt that the capture of Saddam Hussein ended the first phase of the US presence in Iraq. It is also certain that the attacks on American troops in the area will continue for some time. However, it is expected that their frequency will gradually weaken when they stop completely, as the US command believes that these attacks were controlled by the former Iraqi dictator. However, I do not want to deal with speculation about the future, but I intend to focus on the past, because it is irreversible and the data certain. So now it seems time to remember the circumstances under which Saddam's regime was overthrown and what followed.

Terrorist on his own

Don't think they're fundamentally different from you and me. I admit that it's hard for me to say. It's easier to think that furious young Islamists are crazy psychopaths. Or sexually frustrated young men. With brainwashed fanatical imams in dark madrasas. But if we just relax a little in prejudices and myths, there is someone who is used to us. Marc Sageman, an American terrorism expert, offers a much more prosaic solution. Terrorism is a disease that begins with quite natural human emotions. It is spread by " little brother ".

The Bush administration's strategy towards Iraq 2003-2008

The war in Iraq has become one of the most controversial wars of modern times, whether in terms of the reasons for starting the war or its course. Due to the extent of American involvement and later complications, the " Vietnam syndrome " began to surface, and the way the United States acted strongly discredited its superpower status in the eyes of the world community.

The Bush administration's strategy towards Iraq 2003-2008: 1. Introduction

The war in Iraq has become one of the most controversial wars of modern times, whether in terms of the reasons for starting the war or its course. Due to the extent of American involvement and later complications, the " Vietnam syndrome " began to surface, and the way the United States acted strongly discredited its superpower status in the eyes of the world community.

The Bush administration's strategy towards Iraq 2003-2008: 2. Iraqi freedom

The work of the George W. Bush administration was radically affected by the events of September 11, 2001, which marked a rather large milestone in the approach to international events. The response to these events was a military attack on Afghanistan, the war on terrorism was defined and the axis of evil was identified as a group of states supporting terrorism and the development of weapons of mass destruction.

The Bush administration's strategy towards Iraq 2003-2008: 3. Reconstruction of Iraq

The first phase consisted of a military attack by Allied troops, mostly American, to occupy the Iraqi capital and overthrow Saddam Hussein. Using state-of-the-art military technology and the perfect interplay of navy, air force and ground forces, there has been clear success, very rare in military campaigns, considering that Baghdad, Saddam's Stalingrad, fell just twenty-one days after military operations began, even though Iraq had nearly 400,000 troops, equipped with thousands of tanks, armored vehicles and artillery compared to almost half of the Allied army. The whole campaign was surrounded by circumstances that apparently led John Keegan, a military analyst, to label the first chapter of his book on these events as "The Mysterious War ."

The Bush administration's strategy towards Iraq 2003-2008: 4. Conclusion

Assessing the war in Iraq and the subsequent developments, which are very exceptional in their complexity and specifics, is extremely difficult, all the more so as Iraq's " hot " soil has not yet cooled completely. However, what we can say with certainty now is that the naive ideas of the neoconservatives about the transformation of Iraq, and therefore of the entire Middle East, have certainly not been fulfilled.

The last combat action of the F-14 Tomcat

When the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt returned from its deployment in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf (2005-2006) on Saturday, March 11, 2006, it marked the end of the combat deployment of F-14 Tomcat aircraft.

The war in Iraq has begun

Today, 20.3. In 2003, at half past three in the morning of our time, the United States, Great Britain, and later Australia attacked Iraq.

US aircraft carriers vs. Iraq

The United States has withdrawn six aircraft carriers to disarm Iraq. I will try to show you what a huge force it is. I will focus on air force. Try to compare it with the planned 24 Gripen aircraft, which were to form the backbone of the Czech Air Force. (Where the F-18E / F has at least twice the combat value.)

Where did the Iraqi Air Force go?

Iraq - a country that had the fourth largest army in the world during the reign of Saddam Hussein, had a large number of armored vehicles and a large number of combat aircraft. Therefore, it is astonishing that the combat activity of the Iraqi Air Force since 1991 has been negligible. The following photos may reveal where Saddam Hussein hid his planes ...

Who are Saddam's martyrs?

Brief description of Fedayeen Saddam, Saddam's martyrs, paramilitary units fighting against Allied troops in Iraq.

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