American Figures

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George Walker Bush
After September 11, Bush announced a global War on Terrorism. The Afghan Taliban regime was not forthcoming with Osama Bin Laden, so Bush ordered the invasion to Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barack Hussein Obama II
Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. Obama will continue the War in Terrorism and would send more troops to Afghanistan, totalling between 3,500 and 9,00 soldiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, or more formally, Liberty Enlightening the World, was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans travelling by ship. The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence and was given to the United States to represent the friendship established during the American Revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Sniper
Servicemen volunteer for sniper training are accepted on the basis of their aptitude as perceived by their commanders. Military snipers may be trained as forward air controllers (FACs) to direct air strikes or forward observers (FOs) to direct artillery or mortar fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The World Trade Center
The World Trade Center, sometimes referred to as WTC or Twin Towers, was a complex in Lower Manhattan whose seven buildings were destroyed in 2001 in the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with seven new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Heavy Gunner
The M240 or 240 Bravo, formally Machine Gun, 7.62mm, M240, has been used in the United States armed forces since the mid 1990s. It is used extensively by infantry, as well as ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. Despite not being the lightest medium machine gun in the service, the M240 is highly regarded for reliability, and its standardization among NATO members is also seen as a major advantage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Assault Soldier
An at the ready interpretation of the American soldier for the war in Afghanistan, carrying an M4 with M203. A war which began on October 7, 2001 as the US military operation Operation Enduring Freedom, was launched by the United States with the United Kingdom in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan Taliban Figures

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Osama Bin Laden
Osama bin Laden is a member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, best known for the September 11 attacks on the United States. Al-Qaeda has also been associated with numerous other mass casualty attacks against civilian targets. Since 2001, Osama bin Laden and his organization have been major targets of the United States' War on Terrorism. Bin Laden and fellow Al-Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woman In Burqa
With blue as a favourite color for chadris with women in Afghan, the full Afghan chadri covers the wearer's entire face except for a small region about the eyes, which is covered by a concealing net or grille. This type of covering is also common in North Western Pakistan close to the Afghan border. The garment is usually sewn from light materials, and requires many meters of material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taliban Sniper
Taliban snipers dressed in casual clothing which helps to keep them discreet in public. By January 2009 the Taliban made the extremely exaggerated claim that they had killed 5,220 foreign troops, downed 31 aircraft, destroyed 2,818 NATO and Afghan vehicles and killed 7,552 Afghan soldiers and police in 2008 alone. The Associated Press estimated that a total of 286 foreign military personnel were actually killed in Afghanistan in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taliban RPG
In Afghanistan, Mujahideen guerrillas used RPG-7s to destroy Soviet vehicles. To assure a kill, two or four RPG shooters would be assigned to each vehicle. In areas where vehicles were confined to a single path, a mountain road, swamps, snow, urban areas, RPG teams trapped convoys by destroying the first and last vehicles in line, preventing movement of the other vehicles. This tactic was especially effective in cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taliban Suicide Bomber
Suicide bombing usually refers to an individual wearing explosives and detonating them in order to kill others including themselves, a technique pioneered by LTTE. The bomber will conceal explosives on and around their person, commonly using a vest and will use a timer or some other trigger to detonate the explosives. The logic behind such attacks is the belief that an IED delivered by a human has a greater chance of achieving success than any other method of attack. In addition, there is the psychological impact of terrorists prepared to deliberately sacrifice or martyr themselves for their cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taliban Assault Soldier
An at the ready interpretation of the Taliban soldier dressed in casual clothing for him to easily blend amongst the civilians, carrying an AK-47. The AK-47 is best described as a hybrid of previous rifle technology innovations: the double locking lugs and unlocking raceway of the M1 Garand/M1 carbine, the trigger and safety mechanism of the John Browning designed Remington Model 8 rifle, and the gas system and layout of the StG44.