The Green Zone KSchaub by dandanhuanghuang

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									                        The Green Zone
Security checkpoint in
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                                             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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