Plan of Attack Themes

Bob Woodward
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Terrorism

George W. Bush declares formal war on terrorism after four al-Qaeda teams coordinate airline hijackings on September 11, 2001, two strike and demolish the World Trade Center in New York, another strikes and damages the Pentagon, and the fourth crashes in Pennsylvania, but under his predecessor, retribution has been meted out for individual acts of terror. Bush begins by searching out and destroying al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan using conventional ground troops and precision air and missile strikes guided by U.S. Special Operations Forces, who themselves are trained in and employ methods of terrorism, including random bombings, drive-by shootings, kidnappings, assassinations, and other acts intended to unbalance regimes. From the start Bush - and more so Cheney - want to topple Saddam from power, but find no proof of any link between the Iraqi regime and the 9/11 attack to justify invasion. Cheney pushes the line that the U.S...

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