Iraq and Afghanistan are two focal points in a broad arch of instability that runs across the Middle East and Central Asia. This region has been repeatedly wrenched by bitter conflicts and never-ending wars that have been among the bloodiest in human history.
The Gulf Wars and Afghanistan examines the role played by the USMC in the last three wars to convulse the region: The First and Second Gulf Wars and the war in Afghanistan. The latter two have been the longest fought conflicts in American military history.
TERROR STRIKES HOME follows the events after the attack by al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The US government declared a Global War On Terrorism, and with its NATO allies, launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.