The attacks against America that occurred on that day started the “War on Terror.

The attacks against America that occurred on that day started the “War on Terror.

On September 11,2001 our world changed forever. The attacks against America that occurred on that day started the “War on Terror”. The war began with attacks against Afghanistan in search of Osama Bin Laden, the master mind behind the attacks. However, the heaviest fighting has been in the war with Iraq. It was determined that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the United States of America as well as to the rest of the world, so a campaign was launched to oust the dictator and make Iraq a free country. As with all wars in history there are good and bad results, in the following pages I will explain some of those outcomes of the “War on Terror”. When you turn on your television or open a newspaper, you are going to see a bad result of the “War on Terror”. It is a known fact that bad news sells more papers and makes the headlines before the good things do, but unfortunately there is some truth to them. I will begin with the bad results of the war. Our greatest cost of the war is the loss of our military soldiers. Since the start of the War in Iraq, there have been 886 coalition deaths. Of that number, 777 of them were our own. A soldier is not just a soldier, they are also fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, and friends to those of us here at home. Although the loss of one soldier is not a huge hole in our military force, it leaves a hole in left behind loved ones that may never heal. In addition to the 777 deaths, we have had 4,331 wounded soldiers. Many of their wounds caused life altering injuries, such as loss of limbs or sight. I am sure their family members are thankful to have them alive, regardless of their physical conditions. There are thousands of soldiers deployed in Iraq, just having them away from home causes a burden to their families. Many soldiers have missed the births of their children, missed birthdays and anniversaries, and holidays. I know of this burden fir…


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