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The Iraq War started when the United States invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. The United States invasion was predicated on the belief that Iraq was in possession of "weapons of mass destruction", in contravention of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Treaties following the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991. However, no such weapons were ever discovered.

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Who started the Iran-Iraq War?

Saddam Hussein, the ex-president of Iraq, started the Iran-Iraq War.


What was the day the Iraq started a war with the US?

Iraq never started any war with US


When did the war in Iraq star?

the war in Iraq started in march 2003


In what year did the United States first go to war with Iraq?

The first war with Iraq started in 1990. This war, also known as Operation Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, or the First Iraq War, started when Iraq invaded Kuwait.


Iraq II war started in?

March 19, 2003 in Iraq


When did irag war started?

We're not at war with "irag" If you mean "Iraq"... the war started on March 20th 2003...


Why did Iraq attack US?

Because we started the war.


When did the Iraq war happen?

The Iraq war started in 2003 and ended in 2011 and took place all over iraq, mostly the bigger parts such as Baghdad.


Which war started first Afghanistan or Iraq?

Afghanistan since October 7, 2001, while Iraq started on March 20,2003.


In what year and month did the Iraq war start?

The Iraq war started in March of 2003. The Iraq war lasted eight years, eight months, three weeks, and five days.


Did Iraq or the US start the Iraq war?

the us started it by thinking iraq had weapons of mass destruction/ nuclear missiles.


When did the US join in the Iraq War?

The CIA entered Iraq in July 10th, 2002. Then, the actual military entered Iraq March 20th, 2003.


What did Saddam Hussein have to do with the Iran-Iraq war?

He started it.


Who was the president when the Iraq war started?

George Duyba Bush!


How long have the US troops been fighting in Iraq?

The second war with Iraq started March of 2003.


Why did the Gulf War start?

Iraq invaded Kuwait. That's why the Gulf War started


What war started between Iraq and Kuwait?

Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991.


How much money have you lost since the Iraq war started?

none


One modern day conflict?

The War in Iraq which started in 2003.


When did gulf war start and why?

The war started when Iraq invaded Kuwait (kew-ate) for Kuwait's oil. Iraq thought that Kuwait was illegally tapping into Iraq oil fields. That's when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990.


What is a preventive war?

A preventative war is a war that is declared with the goal of preventing a much larger war outbreak in the near future. An example would be the Iraq War (if we assume that Iraq did have Weapons of Mass Destruction). Under the concept of preventative war, the Invasion of Iraq would have the goal of preventing a chemical or nuclear war started by Iraq in the near future.


Why are soldiers in Iraq?

after 9/11 bush started a war on terror focusing in Iraq it has continued until now w


Who caused the Persian gulf war?

Iraq troops invaded Kuwait.So that would mean that Iraq was the one who started it first.


Why is the war in Iraq there?

The War in Iraq is in Iraq is a tautology. The reason it is called the Iraq War is specifically because it is in Iraq.


Why did Britain go to war with Iraq?

Britain went to war with Iraq because of a lie, it was supposdly a WMD that started it, but there was no proof of a MWD in the first place. timothy the cat.