Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in the United States. After the attacks in New York and the Pentagon, then-US President George W. Bush vowed to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates. The United States launched a so-called counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan in 2001, accusing the group of harboring Osama bin Laden and seeking revenge. He took his allies with him. Since then, in the last two decades, the United States has changed its goal many times over in this unilateral war; The level and scope of the threat of attack by different groups has also changed. Al-Jazeera news.
A few days after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, George W. Bush told the US Congress, Our war on terror has begun with al-Qaeda. But this is not the end.
Twenty years after President Bush’s rhetoric, the US-led war in Iraq and Afghanistan has killed millions of innocent civilians. The war has cost the United States billions of dollars. Despite so much loss of life and money, there is still a threat of attack in the United States. However, the nature of the threat has changed since 2001. Achieving the goals of the United States and other national powers to eradicate terrorism also remains incomplete.
The “war on terror” may have reduced or weakened the ability of various extremist groups to carry out successful attacks, such as 9/11. But groups sympathetic to the same ideology have spread to many parts of the world; Especially in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Even then the organization is in a stable state. Their affiliated organizations are active in 17 countries. Bruce Hoffmann, a senior fellow at Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, said: Although they have not been able to carry out large-scale attacks like 9/11, their relocation has repeatedly challenged George W. Bush’s goal of eliminating “terrorist groups.
Terrorist groups are more active now than they were in 2001, said Seth G. Jones, director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Which they have not received for many years. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States killed nearly 3,000 people. However, after that incident, more people lost their lives due to various diseases related to the attack.