SS7H2d- U.S. Presence in the Middle East What factors led to the U.S. participation in the Persian Gulf Conflict and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq? Who When What Where Why Persian Gulf Conflict • Who United States, Iraq, & Kuwait What Iraq invades Kuwait because they think they are taking to much oil from a shared oil field and Iraq wants Kuwait’s coastline • Where Iraq and Kuwait • When • Why 1990 The U.S. gets a large amount of their oil from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Invasion of Afghanistan • Who United States & Afghanistan What The U.S. invaded Afghanistan as a response to the 9/11 attacks. Where • When Why Afghanistan 2001 Afghanistan and its government, the Taliban, allowed Osama bin-Laden and his terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, to set up terrorist training camps in the country. Invasion of Iraq • • Who United States & Iraq What The United States invades Iraq as a part of the war on terrorism. Where Iraq When 2003 Why It was thought that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons). None were found. New Goal for invading- End Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and free the Iraqi people and help create a democratic country.