US World Affairs 2000's


Special Forces troops are sent to Nigeria

August 16 2000

to lead an extensive training mission, training nigerian batallion

Operation Enduring Freedom

October 7, 2001

US Armed Forces invade Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 begin combat action in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda terrorists and their Taliban supporters.

US Hellfire missle kills Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi

November 3, 2002

American MQ-1 Predator fired a Hellfire missile at a car in Yemen killing Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi, an al-Qaeda leader thought to be responsible for the USS Cole bombing.

War in Iraq. Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 20 2003

The United States leads a coalition that includes Britain, Australia and Spain to invade Iraq with the stated goal being "to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States

2004 Haïti rebellion occurs.

December 20 2004

The US first sent 55 combat equipped military personnel to augment the US Embassy security forces there and to protect American citizens and property in light. Later 200 additional US combat-equipped, military personnel were sent to prepare the way for a UN Multinational Interim Force

US relief to far remote villages in the Kashmir mountain


President Bush deploys troops from US Army Air Cav Brigades to provide Humanitarian relief to far remote villages in the Kashmir mountain ranges of Pakistan stricken by a massive earthquake.

Begins evacuation of US citizens in case of invasion by Israel

18 July 2006

Lebanon. US Marine Detachment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, begins evacuation of US citizens willing to leave the country in the face of a likely ground invasion by Israel and continued fighting between Hezbollah and the Israeli military

Battle of Ras Kamboni

January 8, 2007

On January 8, 2007, while the conflict between the Islamic Courts Union and the Transitional Federal Government continues, an AC-130 gunship conducts an aerial strike on a suspected Al-Qaeda operative, along with other Islamist fighters, on Badmadow Island near Ras Kamboni in southern Somalia

South Ossetia helped to transport Georgian forces from Iraq during the conflict

August 10 2008

helped to transport Georgian forces from Iraq during the conflict. In the past, the US has provided training and weapons to Georgia.

War in Iraq. Operation New Dawn

February 17 2010

This coincides with the reduction of American troops to 50,000.

Operation Neptune Spear

May 2 2011

Osama Bin Laden is killed by U.S. military forces in Pakistan

50 U.S. troops have deployed to the African country of Chad

27 December 2012

to help evacuate U.S. citizens and embassy personnel from the neighboring Central African Republic's capital of Bangui in the face of rebel advances toward the city.