This module introduces students to the key architects of the 9/11 wars known as the singular Global War on Terror. Many of these individuals believed that these wars had to be fought at all costs-even human rights. The module examines official White House records claiming the wars to be a success with research suggesting otherwise as well as civilian testimony that provides a human face to these wars. The final lesson provides students with a basic understanding of what constitutes torture, how it has been defined by the United Nations and why the US’ actions were in defiance to international law.
University of Pennsylvania
Iraq, foreign policy
Teaching Beyond September 11th (2023). George W. Bush's Legacy: The Global War on Terror. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DOI: 10.48659/mx97-n136