The Iraq War began with a “shock and awe” invasion on March 20, 2003, by the United States, the United Kingdom, and some other allies. This war followed the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania (remember “Let’s roll” Todd Beamer?).
Iraqis deaths are estimated between 151,000 to 600,000 during the first years of the war.
Combat troups were withdrawn by December 2011. American armed forces casualties are 4,424 deaths and 31,952 wounded.
A new American Iraqi intervention began on June 15, 2014, and continues to this day.
Martin is anti-war.