Cause: In October 2001, The United States and Great Britain invaded the country of Afghanistan. The invasion was in response to the terrorist attacks launched against The United States on September 11, 2001. The rules of Afghanistan, known as the Taliban, had provided support to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, which had claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks. Opponents to the Taliban within Afghanistan actively assisted American and British soldiers. Other nations also contributed troops to freeing Afghanistan from Taliban control. The initial invasion was named Operation Enduring Freedom.

Since the start of the invasion, American forces in Afghanistan have faced continued opposition. Taliban followers continue to attack American forces, including soldiers from Ohio, and their allies. Nevertheless, thanks to The United States and their allies, Afghanistan has created a more democratic government.