War on Terrorism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from War on Terror)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
In support of the global war on terrorism.

The War on Terrorism, or War on Terror, is a campaign that the United States and some of its allies started to remove terrorist groups and to punish the states that sponsor terrorism. It replaced the Cold War. The former United States President Bush's argument was that the countries like North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya (also known as the Axis of Evil) were a direct threat to the United States and its allies. The term was typically used with a particular focus on militant Islamists and al-Qaeda.

The Administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama used the term Overseas Contingency Operation.[1]

Notes[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]