The Green Zone Security checkpoint in the Green Zone. www.theodora.com/.../iraq/iraq_photos_45.h tml Security checkpoint, green zone, baghdad, iraq photos- flags, maps, economy, geography, climate Keegan Schaub April 6 P.4 What is the Green Zone? • The Green Zone is a government outpost within Baghdad, Iraq. • It is where the United States, and other countries have gathered for their military. The boundaries of the Green Zone • It is also where the CPA http://www.williambowles.info/ini/2006/1206/ini-0464.html or Coalition Provisional Beware of Gringos finding ‘gifts’ Authority is. CPA (coalition provisional authority) • Was formed in 2003 to overpower Saddam Hussein’s government • It’s the transitional government set up after the Iraq invasion by the US, UN, and other countries • It included the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Much like our government • Was canceled out in 2004 to make a government for the people of Iraq, but the Green Zone is still in use for their government Official CPA coin of Bagdad, Iraq http://www.caravansend.com/store/index.php?cPath=11 _16 Challenge coins, military collectibles, and more! Embassy and agency Attacks • The Green Zone has been attacked numerously by terrorists trying to disrupt the new government placed. • Hundreds of citizens and military personnel have been killed or injured there. Aftermath of a Green Zone attack • Is known to have a lot of fighting http://www.nowpublic.com/world/aftermath-green-zone-attack- source-nationalpost-com and protesting Aftermath of the green zone attack. Source: nationalpost.com/ now public photo archives What’s in it? • The International Zone A.K.A the Green Zone includes the main palaces of Saddam Hussein • The convention center is where the US has set up quarters and is also home to the coalition press office The international green zone http://www.luxuo.com/tag/hotels/page/3 Hotel / luxuo luxury blog- part 3- Security • The Green Zone is defended with coils of razor wire, chain-link fences, earthen berms and armed checkpoints. • The area is defended by M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and humvees with .50 caliber machine guns on top. • US officials are rarely visible outside it, and rules for British Fortified green zone in Baghdad personnel bar them from leaving it http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/5078724.stm unless accompanied by four BBC news / in pictures / in pictures: Bush visits Bagdad bodyguards and an armored vehicle. Future • The US and other countries are trying hard to make Iraq a democracy for the people but there is some roadblocks Iraqi men training to get in the military http://www.defendamerica.mil/articles/apr2005/a042505ms3.html Calvary ;trains defenders of the green zone’ defendamerica news article Bibliography • "CRS Report for Congress." Http://www.fas.org/man/crs/RL32370.pdf. 9 Apr. 2009. • "Green Zone." Http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/ baghdad-green-zone.htm. 9 Apr. 2009. • "Inside the Green Zone." Http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,91 71,1615188,00.html. 9 Apr. 2009.
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