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date: 11 July 2020

War on Terrorism 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

The response by the administration of George W. *Bush on the attacks of *September 11. Immediately after the attacks, Bush declared that this constituted an act of war. Recognizing the international background of the attackers, however, the war was not directed specifically against one particular country. Instead, the war was to be waged against any country harbouring terrorists. It was on this basis that Afghanistan became the first nation to be targeted by the US. The US supported the ... ...

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