War on Terrorism facts

US Navy 060502-N-5681S-040 Tugboats assist the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as it departs Naval Station Norfolk for scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism
In support of the global war on terrorism.

The War on Terrorism or War on Terror is a campaign that the United States and some of its allies started to remove terrorist groups and to punish the states that sponsor terrorism. The former United States President Bush's argument was that the countries like North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya were a direct threat to the United States and its allies. The term was typically used with a particular focus on militant Islamists and al-Qaeda.

The Administration of US President Barack Obama uses the term Overseas Contingency Operation.


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