In October 2001, as a response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center earlier that year, the U.S. military, with assistance from the U.K. and other countries, kicked off its Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. A year later, in October 2002, the U.S. military special forces set up camp in Djibouti to provide humanitarian aid in the Horn of Africa to reduce the ability of terrorist organizations in the region from wreaking havoc.
The operation is still ongoing. It has become the longest running war in U.S. history.
Thanks to our faithful men and women in the military, OEF resulted in the loss of power for the Taliban and a serious reduction in power for al-Qaeda. In October 2004, Afghanistan elected Hamid Karzai as its president in the country’s first election.
It is unclear at this time what the long-range implications of the Global War on Terror and OEF will have on U.S. relations with all the countries in the region, but Support U.S. Armed Forces is proud of America’s military men and women for the service they have performed during Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2001 to the present day. You can give your support to by giving financially to families and service members who all to often do not have enough money to live on.