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10. 11 September attacks

by Ana Gómez


10. 11 September attacks
2001 11 September
  Co-ordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda
terror group prompts the US to embark on a "war on terror" that
includes invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
2001 October
US leads massive campaign of air strikes against
Afghanistan and helps opposition forces defeat the Taliban regime.
2002 November
President Bush signs into law a bill creating a
Department of Homeland Security, the biggest reorganization of
federal government in more than 50 years.
2003 February
Space shuttle Columbia's 28th mission ends in
tragedy when the craft breaks-up while re-entering the atmosphere.
The seven astronauts on board are killed.