U.S. Involvement in the Middle East
American diplomats were held hostage in Iran for 444 days.
Iran Hostage Crisis
America traded arms in exchange for some of the hostages.
An Iraqi leader wanted an invasion of Kuwait, so other countries wanted America to step in
Persian Gulf War
Al-Qaeda targeted the US embassies with truck bombings that killed 224 people.
17 American soldiers were killed in the suicide bombing in Yemen on October 12th.
USS Cole Bombing
2 hijacked Al-Qaeda planes hit the twin towers in New York City on September 11th.
President Bush blamed 9/11 on Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in Afghanistan. Bush demanded the Taliban should hand him over