9/11 Everlasting Impact

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The huge attack of Iraq on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 left an everlasting impact on the US. On this day many fatalities occurred and much sadness fell upon the world. The first plane of terrorist flew into the North Tower, with a couple of minutes between the second plane flew into the South Tower. The effects of this disaster on the United States were many, including the immediate aftermath/roughage, the airlines, the economy, and the ongoing wars. In the immediate aftermath of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers, the city became known as a dust city. The WTC was reduced to billions of tons of dust—aerosolized particles composed of building materials that included heavy metals, asbestos and mineral fibers, along with byproducts …show more content…

In March of 2003, the U.S. sent troops to Iraq for Saddam Hussein, for supplied the weapons for the attack on the Twin Towers. The U.S. put troops in Afghanistan and that war became the longest war in U.S. history (“How 9/11 Changed America: Four Major Lasting Impacts”). Combat ended in 2014, but we still remain attached to Iraq.The December of 2011, the remaining U.S. troops were pulled out of Iraq, our nation was left in a far more unstable state than when military went there in the first place in 2003. U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, roughly 3.1 million Americans entered military service between 2001 and 2011, and almost 2 million people were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq to fight in the war that were going on. At that time 6,000 American troops had killed, and almost 44,000 wounded (“How 9/11 Changed America: Four Major Lasting Impacts”). Of returning service members, more than 18% have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and almost 20% have be found suffering from the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Islamic extremism threaten the stability of Iraq and the neighboring Syria, the U.S. has again resumed air strikes in that region. Since the terrorist attack of 9/11, millions of young U.S. soldiers have been deployed overseas, thousands of loving soldiers have been killed, and many have returned home with forever life changing disabilities and debilitating physical and mental

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