"We are locked in a war against a global extremist network that is fixed on defeating the United States and destroying our way of life. This foe will not go away nor will they give up easily, and the next decade will likely be one of persistent conflict. We are engaged in a long war."
- General George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
September 11th was not the beginning of terrorism.
- International terrorists declared war on the world's nations.
- Over decades, terrorists have killed thousands of Americans and citizens of other countries.
Since the September 11th attacks, the world has made progress in the Global War on Terror.
- The Taliban regime is gone and Osama Bin Laden is on the run.
- Pakistan, which once supported the Taliban, is now a strong ally against terrorists.
- Saddam Hussein was put on trial and sentenced to death
- Uday and Qusay Hussein are dead.
- The people of Iraq are forming a representative government that will not threaten their people or their region of the world.
- A.Q. Kahn's clandestine network that had provided nuclear technologies to Libya, North Korea and possibly other nations, has been shut down.
- Libya's Moammar Gadhafi has given up his nuclear weapons program.
Source: Department of Defense