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What is the difference between Afghanistan and Iraq war?

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B. Strickland

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Answered Jun 11, 2020

The Afghanistan war has been a war against terrorism. The war in Iraq was about Sadam Hussien and his regime, which was a threat to the world with weapons of mass destruction. The war in Afghanistan was named Operation Enduring Freedom, while the war in Iraq was called Operation Iraqi freedom. The Afghanistan war began in 2001 as America's response to the 911 attacks on the world trade center in New York.

We had the support of the United Kingdom. We invaded the country to eradicate the Taliban regime. When comparing the troops deployed in both wars, more soldiers fought in the war in Afghanistan than in the war in Iraq. The war in Afghanistan is said to be more costly than the war in Iraq. The war in Iraq officially ended in 1018, while the war in Afghanistan continues.

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G. Roland

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Answered Jun 11, 2020

The United States has engaged in many wars throughout its history. The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are two of them. The first difference between the two is the location of each war. The names of the war can help identify where the war was fought.

The Iraq war was located in Iraq, while the Afghanistan War is located in Afghanistan. Another difference between them is the state of rehabilitating the countries. Iraq did not need as much work, as it was just one of rebuilding the nation. On the other hand, Afghanistan was being built back up from the start.

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Answered Jun 09, 2020

Afghanistan war is termed as a war being fought against terrorism, while the Iraq war is a war termed against the Saddam regime, which was posing a threat with mass destruction weapons to the world. The code name given to the Afghanistan war was Operation Enduring Freedom, while the code name given to the Iraq war was Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The war in Afghanistan was against terrorism in Afghanistan, especially the Taliban, while the war in Iraq was just against the Saddam regime and his government supporters. The Afghanistan war took place in the year 2001 with support from the United Kingdom and few other locations, majorly meant to terminate the Taliban regime with their terrorism.

Iraq was a bone of contention for the United States during the reign of Saddam Hussein in government. In the year 2002, the United States government decided to wage war on Iraq, but they could not get support from the United Nations. Nevertheless, they went ahead with the war in 2003, and they ended up being successful at bringing an end to the Saddam Hussein threatening government.

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