Collection Iraq War, 2003 Web ArchiveHide Featured Items
Department of Homeland Security
The White House
Department of State International Information Programs
Defend America (Department of Defense)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Americans Against World Empire
American Friends Service Committee
Human Rights Watch
Vote No War.org
Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Collection Period:
- March 13, 2003 to June 16, 2003
- and December 31, 2004 to July 21, 2009.
On March 20, 2003, the United States began military action against Iraq for the stated purpose of deposing Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and preventing his use of suspected nuclear weapons (weapons of mass destruction). British, Australian, Polish, and Danish forces participated in the invasion. U.S. led forces took control of Baghdad on April 9, 2003. The war continued with the United States coalition forces facing increased insurgency from Shiite militants, Sunni militants, and terrorists aligned with Al Queda.
In the United States and abroad there was both support and opposition to this war expressed via websites. Included in the web archive are U.S. government and foreign government sites as well as sites of public policy and political advocacy groups, educational organizations, religious organizations, support groups for military personnel, anti-war groups, plus some sites for children, and selected news sources.
Available for research are captures from March 2003 to June 2003. There were also captures from 2004 through 2009 that are not yet available for research access.
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Citing Resources in the Web Archive
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