For events before May 1, 2003, see Timeline of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  [show] v t e  Iraq War  [show] v t e  Persian Gulf Wars      M1A1 Abrams pose for a photo under the "Hands of Victory" in Ceremony Square, Baghdad, Iraq.  See also: 2003 in Iraq, 2004 in Iraq, 2005 in Iraq, 2006 in Iraq, 2007 in Iraq, 2008 in Iraq, 2009 in Iraq, and 2010 in Iraq  The following is a timeline of major events during the Multinational Force's Occupation of Iraq, following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

For events before May 1, 2003, see Timeline of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. [show] v t e Iraq War [show] v t e Persian Gulf Wars M1A1 Abrams pose for a photo under the "Hands of Victory" in Ceremony Square, Baghdad, Iraq. See also: 2003 in Iraq, 2004 in Iraq, 2005 in Iraq, 2006 in Iraq, 2007 in Iraq, 2008 in Iraq, 2009 in Iraq, and 2010 in Iraq The following is a timeline of major events during the Multinational Force's Occupation of Iraq, following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

RIP - in honor of PFC Lori Piestewa.  Piestewa , who was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving with the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  Arizona's Piestewa Peak is named in her honor. God Bless America and all our troops, our heroes!

RIP - in honor of PFC Lori Piestewa. Piestewa , who was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving with the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Arizona's Piestewa Peak is named in her honor. God Bless America and all our troops, our heroes!

The 2003 Invasion of Iraq (19 March – 1 May 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations. The invasion phase consisted of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraq capital Baghdad by United States forces.

The 2003 Invasion of Iraq (19 March – 1 May 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations. The invasion phase consisted of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraq capital Baghdad by United States forces.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq (March 19–May 1, 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations. The invasion phase consisted of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraq capital Baghdad by United States forces. . . . Shock and Awe.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq (March 19–May 1, 2003), was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in 21 days of major combat operations. The invasion phase consisted of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraq capital Baghdad by United States forces. . . . Shock and Awe.

"Shock and Awe" The Beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (CNN Live Cov... REMEMBER THE TIME & REASON WE WERE TOLD.

"Shock and Awe" The Beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (CNN Live Cov... REMEMBER THE TIME & REASON WE WERE TOLD.

Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military. She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and eventually served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military. She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and eventually served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chilcot inquiry: Blair and Straw to get warning letters ahead of publication of report into 2003 invasion of Iraq - UK Politics - UK - The I...

Chilcot inquiry: Blair and Straw to get warning letters ahead of publication of report into 2003 invasion of Iraq

Chilcot inquiry: Blair and Straw to get warning letters ahead of publication of report into 2003 invasion of Iraq - UK Politics - UK - The I...

President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office, 19 March 2003, to announce the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office, 19 March 2003, to announce the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fallout from the 2003 invasion of Iraq revealed the CIA’s most damning torture program included waterboarding and other horrific and barbaric method

Fallout from the 2003 invasion of Iraq revealed the CIA’s most damning torture program included waterboarding and other horrific and barbaric method

James N. Mattis    Mr. Trump announced at a rally that he had selected General Mattis, who led a Marine division to Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and led the United States Central Command from 2010-13. General Mattis, now retired, has been a critic of the Obama administration. He would need a waiver from Congress to lead the Pentagon because he has been out of uniform for less than seven years.

James N. Mattis Mr. Trump announced at a rally that he had selected General Mattis, who led a Marine division to Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and led the United States Central Command from 2010-13. General Mattis, now retired, has been a critic of the Obama administration. He would need a waiver from Congress to lead the Pentagon because he has been out of uniform for less than seven years.

Over 2,000 American troops have lost their lives to improvised explosive devices since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Over 2,000 American troops have lost their lives to improvised explosive devices since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

March 20,   2003: INVASION OF IRAQ BEGINS  U.S. and British forces begin the invasion of Iraq from Kuwait.

March 20, 2003: INVASION OF IRAQ BEGINS U.S. and British forces begin the invasion of Iraq from Kuwait.

Beautifully stated, Melissa Mennon: Archivists fight to save collective memory. "The 2003 invasion of Iraq had many casualties, not the least of which was the collective memory of a nearly 5,000-year-old civilization, stretching from ancient cuneiform on clay tablets to the voluminous personal records of Saddam Hussein's secret police."

LOOK: The Incredible Fight To Save Iraq's National Library

Beautifully stated, Melissa Mennon: Archivists fight to save collective memory. "The 2003 invasion of Iraq had many casualties, not the least of which was the collective memory of a nearly 5,000-year-old civilization, stretching from ancient cuneiform on clay tablets to the voluminous personal records of Saddam Hussein's secret police."

This week, #Baghdad's St.George's #Church reopened in an event attended by #Christian, #Muslim and Yazidi figures as well by Iraqi politicians. It might not seem so important from the outside, but for Iraq's Assyrians still plagued by Daesh (ISIS) attacks across the country, the ceremony was a new hope for change. The 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent sectarian chaos caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians to flee the nation's capital to Erbil in the North.

This week, #Baghdad's St.George's #Church reopened in an event attended by #Christian, #Muslim and Yazidi figures as well by Iraqi politicians. It might not seem so important from the outside, but for Iraq's Assyrians still plagued by Daesh (ISIS) attacks across the country, the ceremony was a new hope for change. The 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent sectarian chaos caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians to flee the nation's capital to Erbil in the North.

"The Dissent Papers" by Hannah Gurman (Columbia University Press, 2012) Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hannah Gurman explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century.

"The Dissent Papers" by Hannah Gurman (Columbia University Press, 2012) Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hannah Gurman explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century.

The Battle of Nasiriyah took place from March 23, 2003 to March 29, 2003, and was one of the first major battles of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The Battle of Nasiriyah took place from March 23, 2003 to March 29, 2003, and was one of the first major battles of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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