In this documentary, they talk about how the war on terror was started by the acts of terrorism on 9/11. They first talk about how President Bush took control of this situation and how six days later Bush signed an authorization to remove the restraints there are for presidents for starting a war. President Bush wanted to seek justice in this conflict so the CIA went on a mission to find Bin Laden. What they came up with is by finding him through technology like phones and the satellite the phones give off. When they found where Bin Laden it somehow got into the press, then Bin Laden knew and the communications of Bin Laden was more difficult to collect. In 2003 America's focus was on Iraq. America invaded Iraq without provocation, this leads to more violence and the Iraq people enraged. Al-Qaeda formed in Iraq and people from the war between the Soviet Union volunteered to help Iraq. This included bombing in cities where hundreds of people were. The military started bombing their religious and sacred shrines and handcuffed people. This is when the people of Iraq had enough and would make protests, this made Al-Qaeda slowly ended. Then in 2011 we finally killed Bin Laden and started to invade Pakistan to bomb Al-Qaeda.
President Bush on the night of 9/11 made an address to the attack of the building in New York. He recognized the men and women who helped the people and the people who have passed away. He mentions that whoever was apart of the attack will be met with justice.
In this podcast, the host of the segment, Michael Morrell, is interviewing former Ambassador and Iran expert James Jeffrey. What James Jeffrey talks about is what implications America will withdraw from Iran nuclear deal with the religion, European allies, and in the world. What they also discuss is how President Trump’s strategy with negotiating with Irans might let the Iranians counter ahead.
This form of photojournalism is capturing what the photographer interprets what war on terror is. The photographer captures ID tags, equipment from Immediate Response Force, a naval base, a card that was sent from someone who was in captivity for 6 years, an isolation unit, a child's room, interrogation rooms, and other items. This captures bland empty places which I guess can show what it is like in Guantanamo.
Micah Zenko, the writer, give their opinion about how Trump is wanting to tackle terrorism. They mentioned that Trump follows the footsteps of other presidents to give out promises that won’t be met and will completely take out terrorism completely from the face of the earth. They mention that Trump has bombed many times since he was inaugurated into the office, even countries have noticed. Micah finds this immoral and counterproductive and that when you endanger civilians it gives aid to terrorists and can bring danger into America.
Two senators updated a war authorization that allows the president to continue the war on terror in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Later on, a new proposal was negotiated to change the previous war authorization that was made in 2001 after the terror attack that happened on 9/11. This new authorization it limits the president on the war.