List/Grid Military Action
President Obama sends surge of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.
U.S. troops complete their withdrawal from Iraqi cities, including Baghdad, and transfer responsibility of securing the cities to Iraqi troops.
US forces in Iraq hand over control of Baghdad’s Green Zone, including Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace, to the Iraqi government.
U.S. adds 21,500 troop “surge” in response to rising violence in Iraq.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces the first in an expected series of troop withdrawals following Iraqi elections.
U.S. forces launch a major assault on the Iraqi town of Fallujah.
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year history.
Coalition troops seize control of Iraqi capital Baghdad
The United States and the United Kingdom began their ‘shock and awe’ campaign with a massive air strike on military targets in Baghdad.
U.S. bombing begins war in Iraq.