Below are some interesting facts about the Iraq War will give you knowledge and information about the war. The Iraq War was a deadly arms conflict that began with in 2003 with invasion of Iraq by United States. Furthermore, this invasion threw the government of Saddam Hussein. This war resulted in hundreds thousands of civilian and army casualties. Finally, to understand more facts about the Iraq War, read the interesting facts below.
Facts 1: OSP
In September, some Pentagon unit called Office of Special Plans (OSP) was established in order to search evidence of what Wolfowitz and his boss. The defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, desires to be real—that Saddam Hussein had close relations with Al Qaeda. In fact, he said Iraq had a huge collection of chemical, biological, and possibly even nuclear weapons (WMD) that was threatening the region and, potentially, the United States.
Facts 2: Iraq War Resolution
Authorization for Use of Armed Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 was a complete joint resolution. Accordingly, it was in process by the United States Congress in October 2002 as Public Law No: 107-243. This ultimately results into authorizing military action against Iraq. Ultimately, then President George W. Bush had to sign the authorization on 16 October 2002.
Facts 3: Eighteenth Resolution
During the beginning of 2003, the US, British, and Spanish governments proposed the famous “eighteenth resolution” to provide Iraq a deadline for implementation with earlier resolutions enforced by the threat of army action. However, this proposed resolution was mainly withdrawn due to the lack of agreement on the UN Security Council.
Facts 4: Opposition to Invasion
Mainly, the member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) France, germany and Canada. Along with non-NATO member Russia were against the military intervention in Iraq. Because of the high level of risk towards international community’s security. They had to defend disarmament through diplomacy. Meanwhile anti-war groups across the world in different countries were organizing public protests.
Facts 5: The Invasion
Together, CIA and JSOC have been preparing for the invasion through conventional forces. These efforts consisting of persuading the commanders of several Iraqi military divisions to surrender instead of opposing this invasion. Additionally, mainly to identify all of the early leadership targets during very high risk first missions.
Facts 6: The Objectives of the Invasion
According to General Tommy Franks, the main objective behind the invasion was to end the regime of Saddam Hussein. Furthermore, to identify, capture and destroy Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Along with the search for, to capture and to throw out terrorists from their country. While collecting important intelligence that we can relate to the terrorist networks. Finally, to collect crucial intelligence relating to the global network of illegal weapons of mass destruction, etc.
Facts 7: The Death of Saddam’s Son
On 22 July, a massive attack by the U.S. 101st Air force Division and soldiers from Task Force 20 killed Saddam’s both sons Uday and Qusay.
Facts 8: Effects of the Surge on Security
Taking from a Pentagon report, violence in Iraq was in report increased by 40–80% from March 2008. Moreover, the death rate of U.S. combatants in Baghdad nearly doubled to 3.14 per day. Only with in the first seven weeks of the “surge” in security activity, compared to earlier period.
Facts 9: International Opinion
Mainly based on a January 2007 BBC World Service poll of greater than 26,000 people in 25 countries. While 73% of the World population disapproved of U.S. invasion of the Iraq War. This was According to voting polls held by the Arab American Institute. However, four years after the US invasion of Iraq, 83% of Egyptians, 68% of Saudi Arabians, 96% of the Jordanian population. Along with 70% of the population of the United Arab Emirates. Including 76% of the Lebanese population consists a negative view of the U.S. invasion in Iraq.
Facts 10: Multy-Party Election
The multi-party election took place in 2005 as the result of the war. Nouri al-Maliki as the Prime Minister in 2006 and still was on his authority as the Prime Minister till 2014. The Maliki government creates policies that had the effects on the Sunni minority as the alienating country. This let to sectarian tensions even worse.
Hopefully those were some interesting facts about the Iraq War will improve your sources of knowledge.