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U. S. Studies II United States and the Middle East Review Game. Identify the former leader of Iraq that the United States removed during the War in Iraq: . Saddam Hussein. A1. What is the breakdown of Islamic groups that exist inside Iraq? . Shia Arab (65\%) Sunni Arab (20\%) Sunni Kurd (15\%).

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U. S. Studies II

United Statesand theMiddle East

Review Game

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Identify the former leader of Iraq that the United States removed during the War in Iraq:

Saddam Hussein

A1

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What is the breakdown of Islamic groups that exist inside Iraq?

Shia Arab (65%) Sunni Arab (20%) Sunni Kurd (15%)

A2

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What was the “call name” of the U.S. operation to “liberate” Iraq from Saddam Hussein?

Operation Iraqi Freedom

A4

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What role does Osama bin Laden have in Iraq today?

Al Qaeda is fighting as part of the “insurgency” against the U.S. military.

A5

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How was Saddam Hussein able to maintain control of the country even though he came from a “minority group”?

He used force & terror to maintain control over both the Shia Arabs & Sunni Kurds.

A6

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What evidence did we have that Iraq & Saddam Hussein had Biological Weapons?

Companies inside the United States were given permission to sell him biological agents.

A7

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What evidence did we have that Iraq & Saddam Hussein had Chemical Weapons?

Used them both on the Kurds in the North of Iraq and against the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq War.

A8

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What are the “roots of aggression” in the Middle East?

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

B3

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How has the United States been drawn into this Middle Eastern struggle?

The United States has supported Israel against its Arab neighbors.

B4

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Which Arab-Terrorist Group was responsible for the bombing of the U.S. Embassies in both Kenya and Tanzania in 1998??

Al Qaeda

B5

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Outside of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, why else is Osama bin Laden so upset with the United States?

The United States has placed soldiers in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and are considered by him as infidels.

B6

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Which Arab-Terrorist Group was responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993?.

Al Qaeda

B7

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Which Arab-Terrorist Group was responsible for the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in 1983?

Hizballah

B8

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Name the U.S. military operation designed to “liberate” Afghanistan from the Taliban

Operation Enduring Freedom

B9

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Government Agency created to coordinate national efforts against terrorism.

Office of Homeland Security

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These are people who oppose their government policies or have special interests to promote.

Domestic Terrorists

D2

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Timothy McVeigh

Responsible for the terrorist attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

D3

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Government Agency solely responsible for monitoring and improving airline security.

Federal Aviation Administration

D4

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Theodore Kaczynski

Known as the “unabomber”; he was responsible for the mailing of bombs in the mail to business people and government officials.

D5

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Directly after September 11, 2001, how was the Airlines Industry affected?

Due to a general fear to fly, the Airline Industry suffered greatly. (Financial Failure, Unemployment, and Rippled)

D6

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To the terrorists, what was the importance of the World Trade Centers?

They represented the “financial power” of the United States.

D7

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To the terrorists, what was the importance of the Pentagon?

It represented the “military power” of the United States.

D8

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What was the rationale Timothy McVeigh gave for what he did?

The anger he felt over the government’s (FBI) handling of the situation in Waco, Texas several years before.

D9

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Which parts of the Anti-Terrorism Law (2001) may have upset a lot of Americans?

1) Detaining people w/o trial. 2) Tapping both your phone & internet

D10

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Map Identifications

AFGHANISTAN

H

E4

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Map Identifications

Arabian Sea

B

E6

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Map Identifications

Bay of Bengal

C

E7

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Map Identifications

TURKMENISTAN

F

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Short Answer (10pts)

IRAQ WAR: State clearly your opinion on the IRAQ WAR, whether you are FOR or AGAINST the invasion in March of 2003. SUPPORT your opinion with ONE strong argument. Please be sure to explain that ONE strong argument using clear and factual evidence. 

Short Answer (10pts)

WAR on TERROR: State clearly your opinion on whether the U.S. Government is doing enough to make us safe concerning the War on Terror. SUPPORT your opinion with ONE strong argument. Please be sure to explain that ONE strong argument using clear and factual evidence. 

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