A diplomatic standoff between Iran and the U.S.A. 52 american citizens mixed with diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.
The Iran Hostage Crisis (1)
Persian Gulf War (3)
The Persian Gulf War was a war of 35 nations led by the U.S against Iraq. This was in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait to get oil. The U.S only attacked because Kuwait was their supplier of oil
Iran-Contra Affair (2)
The Iran-Contra Affair was a political scandal inside the U.S. where senior administration officials facilitated the sale of arms to Iran which was subject to an arms embargo.
Aug 7, 1998
Oct 12, 2000
The United States Embassy Bombings were terrorist attacks in which over 200 people were killed. The bombs were placed on trucks and exploded nearly at the same time in two different East African cities.
United States Embassy Bombings (4)
USS Cole Bombing (5)
Sep 11, 2001
Oct 7, 2001
The September 11 attacks were a series of four attacks that happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, by the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. The terrorists suicide bombed the Twin Towers the Pentagon, and someplace in Washington D.C but the Washington D.C attack failed. 2,996 people died and over 6,000 more were injured.
September 11 Attacks (6)
The USS Cole Bombing was a suicide attack against the United States Navy's guided-missile destroyer the USS Cole. While the ship was refueling it was bombed by terrorists. Seventeen American sailors were killed and 39 were injured. It was the deadliest attack against a United States naval vessel since 1987.
Mar 20, 2003
The Afghanistan war aimed to take down al-Qaeda and destroy it's base of operations that lied in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. The Afghanistan war is the second longest war in U.S history, behind the Vietnam war. The U.S started with only 3 allies when going into the war and ended out with 40 allies.
Afghanistan war (7)
Iraq War (8)
The Iraq war was a protracted armed fight that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The estimated amount of Iraqis killed is 151,000 to 600,000 within the first three to four years. The U.S reinvolved themselves with the war in 2014