The new age of conflict, the ‘war on terror’ and the impact on international relations.
Osama bin Laden joined resistance fighters in which country in the late 1970s?
How did Osama bin Laden initially fund Al Qaeda?
Through the sale of arms
Through his own family's personal wealth
Through funding from sympathetic countries
Why did a rift develop between bin Laden and the leaders of Saudi Arabia?
He rejected their interpretation of Islam and their version of Sharia law
He opposed their economic and social policies
He was angry at their decision to allow US troops to be stationed there during the 1991 Gulf War
Al Qaeda’s first attacks against the USA occurred in which country?
Bin Laden claimed that US support for which state was one of the reasons for the 9/11 attacks?
Which of these WAS NOT an aim of the ‘war on terror’?
Defeat those who had been associated with terrorist attacks, such as Osama bin Laden
Overthrow the governments of Saudi Arabia and Somalia
Identify, locate and destroy terrorists along with their organisations, such as Al-Qaeda
Which of the following WAS an aim of the ‘war on terror’?
To support the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan
To hold talks with Al Qaeda to enable a ceasefire
To defend the citizens of the USA and its allies at home and abroad
What was the aim of Operation Enduring Freedom?
Find Osama bin Laden, remove the Taliban from power, and prevent the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist haven
Find Osama bin Laden and begin negotiations with the Taliban about preventing the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist haven
Negotiate openly with Osama bin Laden, remove the Taliban from power, and prevent the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist haven
What effect did 9/11 have on international relations?
Countries around the world became fearful and broke off ties with the USA
Countries around the world gave their support to the USA and formed a united front
Countries around the world told President Bush to abandon the ‘war on terror’