9/11 and the War on Terror

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On September 11, 2001, members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization captured four aircraft in American airspace. Two of the planes collided with the two towers of the famous World Trade Center in New York - both towers were completely destroyed in the attack and thousands of people died. The third plane hit the military headquarters of the Pentagon, while the fourth crashed into a field when the civilian passengers attempted to overthrow the terrorists.

The US government, led by President George W. Bush at that time, reacted to this attack in many different ways. Foreign policy led the attack on a "war on terror" policy, which, for example, led to military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Domestic policy introduced new laws, which led, among other things, to greater surveillance and more power to intelligence and police.

The war on terror initially had a great deal of support, but gradually more critical votes began to emerge. The criticisms were, for example, directed at the extent of military intervention, the amount of civilian victims in the conflicts, the assault committed by American soldiers and the use of unethical methods such as torture.

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