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Shi’ite Arab majority. During this time, the UN ordered Hussein to end and destroy Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, biological, and long-range missiles program and sent inspectors to monitor the progress. Throughout the early to mid 1990s as Iraqi security forces intermittently prevented weapons inspectors from doing their work, which raised suspicions around the world and frustrated the UN. The United States started supporting anti-Ba’athist groups and instituted a no-fly zone based on these suspicions. The last stage occurred through the late 1990s and early 2000s and led to the invasion of Iraq. The United States accused Hussein’s Iraq of harboring Weapons of Mass Destruction. After 9/11, United States suspicion increased and this led the US to accuse Hussein of supporting al-Qaeda. During the months leading up to the invasion, UN inspectors saw progress in the ability to carry out weapons inspections, but this was ignored. Within a month, the war was won by the coalition but reconstruction efforts and violence has continued in Iraq. TL;DR Saddam Hussein was super shady about his weapons program and the United States felt uncomfortable and after 9/11 the US felt vulnerable, so they invaded. Theories: Bargaining Failure Hussein could not credibly commit to not produce WMDs The Bush administration was afraid Hussein would take irrational actions as he might have in the past and hand over WMDs to terrorists (al Qaeda maybe).
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  • Spring '13
  • Cunningham
  • 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hussein, addam Hussein

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