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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

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In March 2003, the United States joined forces with Great Britain in launching Operation Iraqi Freedom, the invasion of Iraq in order to depose dictator Saddam Hussein.

Which of the following is the reason the Bush Administration sought to depose Hussein?

A

Hussein was thought to be in the process of developing "WMD" -- weapons of mass destruction.

B

Hussein was thought be the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the U.S.

C

Hussein had issued a "death warrant" for Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, U.S. president during the First Gulf War.

D

Hussein was again threatening to take control of the Middle East oil supply, possibly limiting supplies to the West.

E

Hussein was preparing to launch an air attack on Israel, the closest ally of the U.S. in the Middle East.