This Day in History

Oct. 7, 2001: United States and U.K. Began War in Afghanistan

Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies

War in Afghanistan | Zinn Education Project

On Oct. 7, 2001, the United States and the United Kingdom began the war in Afghanistan. 

This image is from an American Friends Service Committee traveling art exhibit called Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan. 

Learn more about the history of the war from a series of Democracy Now! interviews. 

Check out the lesson “Whose Terrorism?” from the Rethinking Schools book Teaching About the Wars.