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Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts -

U.S. Marines in northern Kuwait gear up after receiving orders to cross the Iraqi border on March 20, 2003. It has been more than 10 years since the American-led invasion of Iraq that toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein. Look back at 100 moments from the war and the legacy it left behind.


Dr. Condoleezza Rice, PhD, American political scientist, pianist, professor & diplomat. She was the 1st African American woman, the 2nd African American & the 2nd woman to serve as US Secretary of State. She also was the 1st woman to serve as National Security Advisor. She has been criticized for her connection to George W. Bush, WMD/Iraq War, her conservative views & lack of engagement with the Black community. She is currently a Stanford professor & Hoover Institute Sr. Fellow.


US Marines help a wounded comrade in Iraq in March 2003. American combat troops will leave Iraq by year's end, but the war will not end.


US soldiers Iraq War, also known as the occupation of Iraq, the second Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn is an ongoing military campaign which began March 20, 2003, with the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by the troops of the United States and Great Britain.